VU Games and Turbine Entertainment Announce MMORPG set in Middle-earth - Your Trip to Middle-earth is being preped.

Moria and Balins TombMoria and Balins TombThe game will be developed as part of VU Games' long-term agreement with Tolkien Enterprises to create interactive entertainment based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic novel "The Lord of the Rings." 


Hobbits - 1Hobbits - 1The 3D role-playing game will immerse players in the Middle-earth world where they will choose their identities from a cast of archetypal Tolkien characters, form kinships, build race-specific dwellings, explore the landscape, craft unique items and weapons, and perform myriad other activities to bring the world-renowned fantasy realm to life.


Hobbits - 2Hobbits - 2"We are extremely excited to be working with a world-class developer like Turbine.  Their track record and proven expertise in building, launching, and supporting massively multiplayer games is exceptional, making them the right partner for a franchise as beloved and well-known as J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings,'" said Jim Wilson, EVP Product Development, Vivendi Universal Games.  "Together, our goal will be to bring the vision and spirit of the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien to life in 'Middle-earth Online.'"


Hobbits - 3Hobbits - 3Turbine Entertainment Software Corp., headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts, is a pioneer in the design and production of massively multiplayer games. Turbine's first MMP game was the award-winning Asheron's Call. Turbine recently completed work on the G2 Engine as seen in Asheron's Call 2 this year.  This groundbreaking technology and Turbine's commitment to shipping quality games on schedule continues to strengthen Turbine's position at the forefront of MMP gaming.


We will have a summary of the game posted sometime early next week.  Look for it.

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