Considering the popularity that [i]Lord of the Rings[/i] has enjoyed in the gaming world since the arrival of the Peter Jackson movies, it was only a matter of time that an MMORPG based upon Tolkien?s universe would arrive. Midway is set to make that happen, as they have signed an agreement with Turbine, Inc., to co-publish (alongside Turbine) and distribute the game [i]Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar[/i], in North America.
As one can probably guess, [i]Lord of the Rings Online[/i] is the first MMORPG to take place in J.R.R. Tolkien?s expansive fantasy universe. ?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,? stated Steve Allison, chief marketing officer of Midway. For more information on the upcoming [i]Lord of the Rings Online[/i] MMORPG, visit the game?s official site at [a]http://lotro.turbine.com[aa] lotro.turbine.com[/a].