Lord of the Rings Online Expands with Mirkwood

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 04, 2009 11:55am PDT The war for Middle-earth will continue this fall in Lord of the Rings Online new downloadable expansion 'Siege of Mirkwood,' announced today by developer Turbine.

Expanding to the "Dark, foreboding and treacherous forest of Mirkwood," players will conclude the previous expansion 'Mines of Moria' with a slog through hordes of orcs to the Ringwraith fortress of Dol Guldur, which houses new instances and a 12-player raid.

Siege of Mirkwood will boost the MMORPG's level cap to 65 with accompanying new skills and class quests, add new legendary crafted items, and bring repeatable randomised instances with customistable AI companions in the new 'Skirmishes' mode.

Turbine has yet to announce pricing for the download-only expansion.

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