Today developer Turbine (Asheron's Call) and Midway announced the release of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. The game is the first massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game based on the books of J.R.R. Tolkein and has been in development for four years.
To celebrate the release Turbine also announced the first update for the game, The Shores of Evendim, to be available in June. Shores will include new areas to explore, over 60 new quests, the Battle for Helegrod raid, nine new monsters, and major enhancements to the music system.
LOTR Online is now available at your local game shop in standard and special editions. The Special Edition includes the game, 30 days of free play, a "Making of The Lord of the Rings Online" DVD, the official game soundtrack, and an exclusive in-game item, all for $59.99. The standard edition will set you back $49.99.