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Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings Goes Online

Vivendi Universal Publishing has brought forth news on several new games based upon Professor J.R.R. Tolkien's renowned novels currently under development by Vivendi Universal Games' Black Label Games studio. For the past few months there have been rumors with respect to an online massively multiplayer game, and today it was revealed that The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Online is to be this title. The game simulates a dynamic equivalent of Middle-earth, the chief continent of Tolkien's fantasy world Arda, upon which the events take place depicted in The Lord of the Rings.

In the real-time strategy title The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring you choose either to join the Elves and Men in their war against the Dark Lord, or pledge loyalty to Sauron, like Saruman did. The game's storyline focuses upon the events leading to the formation of the Fellowship and the Ring Quest.

Lastly the soon to be released The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for PC and next-generation consoles will be joined by PC and console games based upon the second and third books of the LotR trilogy, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

News source: GameSpyDaily

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