Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

PC / RPG / Release: Apr 24, 2007 / ESRB: T

advertisement

Latest Videos

Lord of the Rings Online 'Helm's Deep' expansion delayed

Lord of the Rings Online 'Helm's Deep' expansion delayed

Lord of the Rings Online was due to get its Helm's Deep expansion today, but a power outage at developer Turbine has caused a temporary delay. The studio hasn't given word on how long this delay will last, but it seems to have gotten its main game functions back in working order pretty quickly.

Read more: Includes Western Rohan, level cap boost »

Comment on this story


The Lord of the Rings: Helm's Deep rides out November 18

The Lord of the Rings: Helm's Deep rides out November 18

It's taken over six years, but one of those iconic The Lord of the Rings moments players have longed for has almost arrived in LotR Online. The Battle of the Hornburg (also known as That Big Cool Siege At The End Of The Last Film) is coming in its Helm's Deep expansion, which developer Turbine today announced will launch on November 18.

Watch: The battle begins in a new trailer »

Comment on this story


Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep expansion announced

Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep expansion announced

I did like that bit in the Lord of the Rings movies when they finally stopped walking about and had a big fight. The Battle of the Hornburg will finally come to The Lord of the Rings Online as "the most massive conflict yet" with the 'Helm's Deep' expansion, announced today by publisher Warner Bros. It's due to hit the free-to-play MMORPG this fall.

Read more: Level cap bumped from 85 to 95 »

Comment on this story


Lord of the Rings Online 'Riders of Rohan' expansion delayed

Lord of the Rings Online 'Riders of Rohan' expansion delayed

The fourth major expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online, titled Riders of Rohan, has been delayed. Turbine announced today that the expansion was being pushed from its previous September 5 date due to feedback from the beta test. It's now due October 15.

Read more: A gift for pre-orders »

Comment on this story


LOTRO 'Riders of Rohan' expansion coming September 5

LOTRO 'Riders of Rohan' expansion coming September 5

The Lord of the Rings Online has announced release plans for its fourth major expansion. The Riders of Rohan expansion will hit on September 5, but pre-purchases get a few special goodies separated by tiers.

Read more: Base, Heroic, and Legendary editions »

Comment on this story


LOTRO expansion 'Riders of Rohan' announced, launching this fall

LOTRO expansion 'Riders of Rohan' announced, launching this fall

The folks at Turbine are keeping busy. After announcing the first expansion to Dungeons & Dragons Online last week, the developer has revealed its other free-to-play MMO, Lord of the Rings Online, would also get a new expansion.

"Riders of Rohan" will allow players to "join forces to ride into the Plans of Rohan," and is set to arrive this fall. Coming with the newest LOTRO expansion is an increased level cap to 85, "iconic locations" such as Amon Hen and Fangorn Forest, and a new "Mounted Combat" system.

Read more: Details on Riders of Rohan »

Comment on this story


Lord of the Rings Online Revenues Have Now Tripled Since Going Free-to-Play

Having stated in October 2010 that revenues had doubled for The Lord of the Rings Online after moving to a free-to-play model, developer Turbine has revealed that its Tolkien MMORPG now rakes in triple the amount it did under a subscription model.

"This year--it's still early, it's only been a couple of months--monthly revenue's tripled for us," director of communications Adam Mersky Mersky said on the Ten Ton Hammer podcast (via Gamasutra), "which is obviously making us very happy." Read more »

"I'm happy for Turbine. They spent years beating their heads against a wall trying to get a ..."
- cell9song    See all 69 comments


Daily Filter: November 30, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features media for Deus Ex: Human Revolution featuring the game's pre-order bonuses, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, SBK 2011, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Runes of Magic, and Two Worlds II. Read more »

"Okay, hands up who thinks that 2 guns (where one of them does NOT FIT THE GAME AT ALL) are NOT ..."
- Vogerl    See all 2 comments


Lord of the Rings Expanding With 'Rise of Isengard' in Fall 2011

As we learned at GDC Online, Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) doubled its revenue with its move to a free to play model in September. Its new lease on life continues to gain steam today with the announcement of a new expansion to the game world. 'Rise of Isengard' will expand the realm eastward into Isengard. Pricing was not announced but players will have to purchase the content from the LOTRO store when it arrives in the fall of 2011.

The expansion includes the requisite level cap increase, allowing players to move up to level 70. Those familiar with the story know to expect the conflict with the wizard Saruman and his forces to take center stage in this chapter, and that comes complete with the legendary tower of Orthanc showing up in the game. LOTRO's monster play system—where players become the monsters squared off against the heroes—will also get an overhaul. This will include a new area to play the mode in, new skills and advancements, and an opening of the mode to all players. Here's a first look at all the goods in the 'Rise of Isengard' announcement trailer. Read more »

"I've been playing since launch. The game and lore hold my interest far more than any other mmo ..."
- Inarion    See all 16 comments


Lord of the Rings Online Doubles Revenue After Move to Free-to-Play

At GDC Online, Turbine revealed that revenue for Lord of the Rings Online has doubled following its switch to free-to-play with an in-game store for premium content.

Executive Producer Kate Paiz explains that "when you tell people you no longer have to pay for it, they come in droves," according to Joystiq. Read more »

"I've been a lifetime subscriber since beta. Good to see LOTS of people running around again. ..."
- Inarion    See all 36 comments


Lord of the Rings Online Free-to-Play Launching on September 10

As previously announced, Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online will officially go free-to-play on September 10. The move comes after a beta test, which began on June 16.

"Our LOTRO beta program has been a huge success and we want to thank all of our players who worked with us to get the game ready for launch," said executive producer Kate Paiz."Our unique pricing model has revolutionized the industry and starting in September, players will be able to choose how they pay for and play one of the world's best online games and we can't wait to welcome millions of new players to Middle-earth!" Read more »

"Hello! The burning hot summer arrived, this is the demonstration stature good season, the ..."
- famalegoods109    See all 10 comments


Lord of the Rings Online Going Free-to-Play

Lord of the Rings Online publisher Warner Bros. has revealed that Turbine's Tolkien-inspired MMORPG will go free-to-play this fall, supported by microtransactions.

"Expansions, quest packs, items, and account services" are among the goodies players will be able to purchase with points either earned in-game or bought with cash money. Read more »

"FTP is really the only way to compete nowadays with the juggernaut that is WoW. If Mythic and ..."
- fustah    See all 61 comments


New LOTR Book 13 Shots Have Ice and Fishing

Developer Turbine just sent over a few more screenshots from the next free update to its MMO Lord of the Rings Online (PC).

Titled Book 13: Doom of the Last-king, the new content will let players explore the area of Forochel and dabble in the new fishing hobby. The studio has yet to provide an estimate as to when Book 13 will arrive.

Read more »

"One thing that irks me about MMOs is that when a cool one like LOTRO comes along, I ultimately ..."
- Sturm08    See all 11 comments




Top Games

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Resistance 3
  3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  4. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  5. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  6. Hearts of Iron IV
  7. DayZ
  8. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Batman: Arkham Knight

Most Anticipated

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  3. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  4. Hearts of Iron IV
  5. DayZ
  6. Batman: Arkham Knight
  7. Survarium
  8. Kerbal Space Program
  9. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  10. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Top Rentals

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Beyond: Two Souls
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Diablo III
  9. Madden NFL 25
  10. The Last of Us