Lord of the Rings begins eyeing the north

by: Randy -
More On: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
The Lord of the Rings Online will cozy up to the Great Bear as Turbine partners up with IT Territory LLC, a Russian and Eastern European distributor, to bring Middle-earth a little closer to the Arctic Circle.  Turbine also just released new screenshots from Book 12, the upcoming free content update for LOTRO, and these in particular show off some distinctions between DX9 and DX10. 



WESTWOOD, MA -- January 28, 2008 -- Turbine, Inc. and IT Territory LLC (ITT) today announced a new relationship for the distribution of The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, the PC Game of the Year 2007.  Under the terms of the agreement between Turbine and IT Territory, a leading publisher of online games in Russia and Eastern Europe, will operate and manage publication of The Lord of the Rings Online in the fast-growing Russian market. 


“Our vision is to lead the growth of online games in Russia,” said Igor Matsanyuk, President of IT Territory. “We believe that The Lord of the Rings Online is the perfect franchise for us to deliver to our audience as part of this strategy. Our partnership with Turbine underscores the tremendous success, attention to detail, and transparency that our operations bring to the best game developers in the world as they seek to enter the massive Russian market.”


“The Lord of the Rings Online has taken North America and Europe by storm and we are committed to bringing the game to fans around the world,” said Jim Crowley, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “ITT is a major player in online gaming and we look forward to partnering with them to bring The Lord of the Rings Online to Russia.”


The Lord of the Rings Online delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time. From the quaint surroundings of the Shire to Angmar, the vile kingdom of the Witch-king, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never before.  The Lord of the Rings Online is currently operating in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.  For more information about The Lord of the Rings Online, please visit www.lotro.com.

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