Muster the Rohirrim - LOTRO's Riders of Rohan Expansion Launches
The Lord of the Rings Online treks into the Riddermark today with the official launch of the Riders of Rohan expansion. As part of todayÂs launch, Turbine has released a new FAQ and trailer previewing the expanding storyline that includes the breaking of the Fellowship and a look at the King of the Golden Hall's plight. Give it a look below.
Read the Riders of Rohan patch notes to learn more about todayÂs content.
WARNER BROTHERS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND TURBINE LAUNCH THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINEÂ: RIDERS OF ROHANÂ
Follow Up to 2011 MMO Expansion of the Year Now Available Across North America & Europe on PC
NEEDHAM, MA Â October 15, 2012 -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Turbine announced today the launch of The Lord of the Rings OnlineÂ: Riders of RohanÂ, the next expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG).Â Players across North America and Europe can purchase and play Riders of Rohan for PC starting today by visiting http://rohan.lotro.com/.
ÂWe are really excited to launch Riders of Rohan, our fourth major expansion to the game,Â said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online.Â ÂThis is our biggest expansion yet and weÂre very excited about the introduction of the industryÂs best mounted combat system, which brings a whole new form of gameplay to MMO players.Â
THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE: RIDERS OF ROHAN FEATURES:
- Explore Largest Landscape Yet -- Join with the Rohirrim and ride across the sprawling plains of Eastern Rohan. Raise high your sword to fight for honor and glory in the name of ThÃ©oden King! Experience hundreds of new quests, earn new favor, get new gear, achieve new deeds and more!
- Experience Mounted Combat -- Ride into combat atop your loyal War-steed as you defend the people of Rohan from the forces of Isengard and Mordor. Charge into battle using strategic maneuvers to outflank and defeat your opponents. Team up with a fellowship to challenge groups of enemies and use the combination of varied skills to triumph. Stomp, trample, kick, and charge your enemies in all new mounted combat throughout the plains of Rohan.
- Mater New War-steeds -- Enter the lands of the Rohirrim upon a new War-steed to aid you in mounted defence of King ThÃ©odenÂs land! Hailing from a long line of majestic, highly intelligent, and kingly creatures known as the Mearas, War-steeds are faster, stronger, and more trained for battle than normal mounts.Â Advance your War-steed's skills over time and customize your mount with unique appearances.
- Continue The Epic Story -- The Fellowship is on the move once again and must achieve their task at all costs. It falls to you to clear the path and turn the Eye of the Enemy away from their progress as you aid the Rohirrim in their own struggle close by. Witness the breaking of the Fellowship at Amon Hen; forge alliances with the Ents of Fangorn; and aid Ãomer, adopted son of ThÃ©oden, as he seeks to protect his homeland from the growing Shadow.
- Advance to Level 85 -- Learn what it means to be Rohirrim as you face new challenges throughout the Riddermark on your journey to level 85. Continue your legend as you grow in power with new skills and deeds and get new armor and gear to aid you in the battles to come.
The Lord of the Rings OnlineÂ is the ultimate adventure! This award-winning free-to-play 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.Â For more information, visit www.lotro.com.
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