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Midway to Distribute Game

Posted by Jon Wood on Feb 23, 2006  | Comments

Midway to Distribute Game - Lord of the Rings Online -

Our friends over at Turbine have announced that their MMORPG, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, will be distributed by failiar name, Midway:



Midway To Co-Publish and Distribute Turbine’s Much-Anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online Game

WESTWOOD, Mass., FEBRUARY 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™: Shadows of Angmar™ 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.”

“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.”

The 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 Middle-earth.

For the latest community news and images from The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, visit 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.

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