Turbine, makers of D&D Online, have given the distribution rights to The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
to Midway. Between this and D&D Online, Turbine's got a nice little library of fantasy MMORPG games. It's going to be tough to dethrone World of Warcraft
WESTWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2006--Turbine, Inc.
announced today that Midway Home Entertainment Inc. (a subsidiary of
Midway Games Inc.)(NYSE:MWY) will co-publish (along with Turbine) and
distribute The Lord of the Rings Online(TM): Shadows of Angmar(TM) in
North America. The Lord of the Rings Online is the world's first and
only massively multiplayer online (MMO) role playing game based upon
the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
"We're very excited to be working with Midway on this title," explained
Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine. "Midway's extensive
North American distribution capabilities should ensure a strong and
broad based retail presence for The Lord of the Rings Online."
Turbine Grants Midway North American Rights to Distribute The Lord of
the Rings Online(TM): Shadows of Angmar(TM); Midway to Co-Publish and
Distribute Turbine's Much-Anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online Game
"The Lord of the Rings series is the foundation for so much of today's
fantasy entertainment, and we expect Turbine's MMO to be a faithful,
thrilling recreation of Tolkien's world," said Steve Allison, chief
marketing officer, Midway. "We are very pleased to be working with
Turbine and look forward to leveraging our expertise to bring The Lord
of the Rings Online to the vast legions of Tolkien fans."
Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge
heroic legacies in the ongoing struggle for Middle-earth. Gamers of all
levels will establish their unique reputations, explore incredibly
detailed realms and join familiar Tolkien characters, while adventuring
solo or in fellowships within an evolving and persistent re-creation of
For the latest community news and images from The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, visit http://lotro.turbine.com.
Visitors can join the rapidly growing community to interact with the
developers, get detailed information and get ongoing first looks at
exclusive content from the game.