Lord of the Rings: Battle For Middle Earth now available

Electronic Arts has announced that the long awaited real time strategy game based on the film trilogy has at last made it to retail. Players can assume leadership of the Gondor, Rohan, Mordor and Isengard armies. The battle for Middle Earth has indeed begun.

Choose your army! Gondor, Rohan, Mordor and Isengard are available and awaiting your command. Each with their own distinct heroes, strengths, and weaknesses, the battle for Middle-earth has commenced and players must lead their chosen army to victory. Prepare for war by creating offensive and defensive strategies set in the memorable battle locations taken straight from the big screen. The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth brings the stunning visuals and sounds of the films directly to the PC with extensive use of the movie's digital assets, film clips musical score, and voiceover from the real actors.

"Fans of The Lord of the Rings movies can't wait to get their hands on this game," commented Mark Skaggs, Vice President and Executive Producer at EA. "Imagine controlling all the strategies and tactics of the largest battles in Middle-earth. Even better: lead the forces of evil--if you so desire--in the quest for the One Ring! All the drama of the fiction is here, set to majestic visuals with meticulous detail and an incredible musical score."

News source: Yahoo Biz

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Yes, my friend went to his local EB in Chicago and they wouldn't sell it until tomorrow. Odd isn't it?