Turbine announced today that the Lord of the Rings Online would be launching its fourth expansion pack, Riders of Rohan, this fall.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment unveiled today The Lord
of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan, the latest expansion to the
award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game
(MMORPG) developed by Turbine. Riders of Rohan expands the online world
of Middle-earth where players join forces to ride into the Plains of
Rohan. Riders of Rohan launches in the Fall of 2012 with an increased
level cap, the vast plains of Rohan including iconic locations such as
Amon Hen and Fangorn Forest, the new Mounted Combat system and much more!
2011 was another banner year for The Lord of the Rings Online with
consistent growth for the game, a successful unification of our European
and North American services and the success of Rise of Isengard, our best
selling expansion to date. said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord
of the Rings Online. This is going to be another outstanding year as we
celebrate our fifth anniversary and introduce a wealth of new content
throughout the year, ending with our arrival in Rohan. One of our largest
expansions ever, Rohan is expected to be twice the size of the recent Rise
of Isengard expansion and includes the most new game systems and
technology we've introduced since 2008's Mines of Moria.
- Experience the Riders of Rohan Join with the Rohirrim and ride
across the sprawling Plains of Rohan; witness the breaking of the
Fellowship at Amon Hen; forge alliances with the Ents of Fangorn; and
aid Éomer, adopted son of Théoden, as he seeks to protect his homeland
from the growing Shadow.
- Introducing Mounted Combat Ride into Combat atop your loyal
War-steed as you defend the people of Rohan from the forces of
Isengard and Mordor. Customize your War-steeds armor and level its
skills over time to aid you in mounted defense of King Theodens
lands. Mount your steed and gather your fellows to fight against
Warbands, contingents of roving warg riders that have been scouted all
over the Plains of Rohan! It falls to you to head off and defeat this
new threat before they over take the land.
- Advance to level 85 Continue your legend in the next chapter of
The Lord of the Rings Online. Experience new adventures in the epic
story, and gain new skills and deeds as you face new challenges on
your journey to 85!
The Lord of the Rings Online is the ultimate adventure. This award-winning
massively multiplayer online role-playing game delivers an interactive
experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places
and monsters from the most famous fantasy of all time. From the
picturesque surroundings of the Shire to Moria, the most fearsome
underground realm ever imagined, players can experience the world of
Middle-earth for free! For more information, visit www.lotro.com.
For a more in-depth look at what's coming with Riders of Rohan, check out
our interview with Kate Paiz and Adam Mersky, Executive Director of
Communications for Turbine, in Road to Rohan: An Interview with the Devs
To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Lord of the Rings Online Game Page.