Turbine has announced that the free-to-play version of Lord of the Rings Online will officially launch on September 10, 2010. Along with the announcement, a new concept art shot of the Captain character class has been released.
LOTRO's new pricing model features a trio of ways to play the game:
- Completely free up to level 50 with limited character slots and content
- Purchase premium content, potions, convenience and vanity items to expand the F2P experience
- Become a VIP with access to all premium content, expanded character slots, monthly points allotment, and priority server access
“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 Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of LOTRO, Turbine. “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!”
Find out more about LOTRO at the official site.