Lord of the Rings to hit Xbox 360

Electronic Arts today announced that their highly anticipated PC title, Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II (LOTR) will be made available on Xbox 360 when it launches in Summer 2006.

The game will be on just the PC and Xbox 360, making the 360 the only console world-wide that will have the game.

Players will now be able to take advantage of High-definition and command the immense fantasy armies from the comfort of their arm-chair. LOTR will also support Xbox Live, meaning that players can challenge friends and foes from around the globe and engage in real-time battles.

Louis Castle, VP of Creative Development at EA Los Angeles says: “Living these cinematic battles in high-definition with stunning surround sound, all from the comfort of your living room couch on the Xbox 360, is an extraordinary experience. Adding the ability to battle it out with friends via Xbox LIVE is also really exciting.”

The game will feature a new and original console based control system that will cater for both novices and experts to the series.

Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II will hit shelves in Summer 2006. As soon as the sun comes, we’ll have a full review! Until then, check out the screenshots HERE.


Russ Clow

Russ Clow not only nearly shares his name with one of the best Gladiators around, but he also has a bundle of experience under his belt. Since a very young age he's been playing video games, and has been working in the video game industry for most of his working career. Russ is a secret Sony Fanboy, although he tries hard to hide it so as to keep his position as Editor-in-Chief. When he's not playing games, Russ likes to play football with the "lads".

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