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— Monday, July 25, 2005 —

Posted By: Blbpaws at 10:30:36 AM ET

Two New LOTR Games Officially Announced

As I said late last night, word was spreading that EA was making two new Lord of the Rings games, at least one of them an RTS (LOTR: Tactics is being called a 'Tactical Strategy' game for the PSP). Below is part of the official press release from EA.
Redwood City, Calif., – July 25, 2005
– Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that it has been granted the rights to develop games based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic literary fiction, The Lord of the Rings. Since 2001, EA has developed games based exclusively on New Line’s Academy Award winning theatrical productions of The Lord of the Rings, as depicted by Peter Jackson. The expansion of the rights allows EA to introduce players to depths of the fiction never before explored in an EA game. The company also revealed today the first details of two new games in the blockbuster The Lord of the Rings series; The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II and The Lord of the Rings™ Tactics (working title). With the new games, fans will be able to step into a world that looks like the films, but experience characters, environments and battles that have been inspired by the books.
You can read the whole thing here.
Last edited by Blbpaws on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 2:34:03 PM.