Lord of the Rings goes to the arena

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Arena combat isn’t something that fans of Tolkien’s master work think of when they hear the name ‘Middle-earth’, and yet that’s exactly what the WB is showing off in the new trailer for Guardians of Middle-earth.

Technically a tie-in with the forthcoming ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ LotR prequel film, GoMe pits teams of up to five players against each other in multiplayer arena combat. Middle-earth is the backdrop for the fighting as players take control of heroes (both of the good and evil variety) and wage war for supremacy on the battlefield.

“The MOBA genre is wildly popular with PC players and we are excited to bring it to consoles through the lore of Middle-earth,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development at WBIE. “The heroes and villains of Middle-earth are crafted in a way that perfectly intersects with MOBA game features, allowing the development team to create guardians with deep skills and abilities for gamers to master.”

Look for Guardians of Middle-earth to hit Xbox Live and the PSN this Fall for $9.99 USD and 1200mspts respectively.

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