First Game Update for Lord of the Rings Online Dated

The Lord of the Rings Online

Turbine and Codemasters have today announced the official release plans for the first free game update to The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, the hit new MMORPG that has taken North America and Europe by storm.

Entitled “Book 9: Shores of Evendim”, Lord of the Rings Online‘s first free update will go live on June 13th, and with it will come a ton of killer new content, including the Evendim region north of the Shire, over 100 new quests, a 24-player Battle for Helegrod raid against the dragon Thorog, seven new sets of epic armor, nine new monsters to slay and enhancements to the music and monster play systems. In the update players will also be able to continue the game’s epic storyline, aiding Aragorn on his quest to re-forge Narsil, the Sword of Elendil, as the fellowship prepares to depart from Rivendell.

The Lord of the Rings Online has taken the world by storm and we’re thrilled with the community’s response to the game,” said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “Shores of Evendim offers an enormous amount of content that delivers even more value to our subscribers.”

“We are ecstatic to unveil the first in a long line of planned free updates to The Lord of the Rings Online,” commented David Solari, Vice President and General lManager of Codemasters Online Gaming. “In just over six weeks, thousands of players have already experienced the world of Midde-earth.”

Lord of the Rings Online is already brilliant, and the Shores of Evendim is only going to make it that much better. I’m still working my way through everything the game has to offer, but I’m getting there so watch for a full review very soon.

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