"most epic conflict yet" for MMO The Lord of the Rings Online? Well you can't. Not until October 28th arrives anyway, like some much needed reinforcements at some kind of siege battle.
Helm's Deep is the sight of the "most memorable battle" in Middle-earth, and now the LOTRO team are letting fans get right in the thick of it. Level cap rises from 85 to 95.
We get to restore King Théoden to his throne, providing we can get our 'at least level 10' butt over to the fortress.
"Helm’s Deep is the site of the most memorable battle in Middle-earth and we’re excited to announce our launch date and introduce some great new in-game items for anyone who pre-purchases the expansion,” said Kate Paiz.
“We’ve come to a really exciting and momentous point in the story, and we can’t wait to show players how the game will bring this classic clash to life. This technical and gameplay innovation brings massive conflicts to life like never before and is another huge leap forward for MMO players in Middle-earth.”
Helm's Deep features:
· Experience the Battle for Helm’s Deep – Fight to defend Helm’s Deep starting as early as level 10, when your character enlists as a soldier in the Battle of the Hornburg, the most epic conflict yet in The Lord of the Rings Online. Earn rewards for your contribution to the war effort – win or lose, your skill makes a difference!
· Explore new landscapes across Western Rohan - Explore the Westemnet of Rohan and rally each of the five ridings as Rohan returns to glory. Traverse the capital of Edoras, mysterious Dunharrow, and the fortress of the Hornburg within Helm’s Deep.
· Advance from levels 85 to 95 - Experience 10 new levels, from 85 to 95, with new skills and completely updated class specializations. Both mounted and un-mounted combat will challenge you as you war against the evil forces of Saruman.
· Continue the Epic Story - Encounter beloved characters such as Aragorn, Éowyn, and Éomer. Restore King Théoden to his rightful throne while you defend the peoples of Rohan at Helm’s Deep.
There's a pre-purchase promotion running right now with a Premium Edition at £44.99 offering an additional 10 quest log slots, 2 titles and 2,000 Turbine points. The Base Edition is just £29.99 by comparison and includes a cosmetic item, a title and 1,000 Turbine points. Pre-purchasers also get a XP boost and an exclusive mount.
The Lord Of The Rings Online: Helm's Deep expansion coming October 28th
12 September 2013 | By Simon Priest