The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Charges Into Retail in January

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Originally slated to ship this fall, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest has now slipped ever so slightly out of the holiday season release window and is now set for an early 2009 launch. The Star Wars Battlefront-like Lord of the Rings action game is officially scheduled to ship internationally on January 9th and January 13th in North America, EA and Pandemic Studios announced today. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest will be available on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and DS (still think it’s odd there’s a DS version but not PSP).

“We have been working hard to create a ‘The Lords of the Rings’ experience like no other,” says Andrew Goldman, Pandemic Studios co-founder and general manager. “And we are excited to finally confirm the launch of The Lord of the Rings: Conquest to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and Star Wars Battlefront fans alike.”

“Players will finally be able to fight through Middle-earth along the frontlines of good or evil,” says Josh Resnick, co-founder and general manager at Pandemic Studios. “And what ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fan hasn’t fantasized about joining Sauron’s army to slay Hobbits?”

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