Turbine Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of The Lord of the Rings Online

April 24, 2009

Turbine
CELEBRATES THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF The Launch Of THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE

Turbine, Inc. announced today a
special promotion featuring limited-time pricing offers to celebrate the second
anniversary of The Lord of the Rings Online, the award-winning massively
multiplayer online roleplaying game. The LOTRO Anniversary celebration will run
from April 24, 2009 to June 30, 2009.

“It’s been another incredible year
for LOTRO and Turbine,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer of The Lord of
the Rings Online™. “Being named both 2008 MMO of the Year and Best Expansion of
2008, coupled with the overwhelmingly positive response to the game from fans,
has firmly cemented LOTRO as one of the world’s premier online entertainment
experiences. Our anniversary is a chance for us to celebrate with our past and
present players and enjoy everything that is special about Middle-earth and
thank them for their wonderful support with some special subscription options.”

The Lord of the Rings Online
Second Anniversary Celebration includes:

  • Anniversary Pricing Plans: From
    April 24th through June 30th, Turbine is offering special anniversary pricing
    plans. Players can choose any multi-month plan (90 days or longer) and lock in
    a monthly price of $9.99 for as long as they maintain the new subscription
    plan.*

  • In-Game Celebration:

  • During the anniversary
    celebration, monsters throughout Middle-earth will drop rare items when
    defeated. Players can exchange these rare items for a special gift box that
    will reward them with a variety of in-game items to aid them in their
    adventures in Middle-earth.

  • Turbine is also giving players who
    have active subscriptions as of June 30th a special in-game gift—the Writ of
    Passage, which provides 20% discounts at stable masters throughout
    Middle-earth.

The Lord of the Rings Online is the
ultimate interactive adventure. Join Gandalf, Frodo, Bilbo, and many other
characters to save Middle-earth in the war against the Dark Lord Sauron! This
award-winning MMORPG recently expanded with the launch of the critically
acclaimed Mines of Moria, where players can adventure into one of the largest
and most dangerous online underground environments ever created while extending
the challenge to new heights with two new classes, ten additional levels, and
hundreds of new quests including a face-off with the Watcher, the Balrog and
more! The Lord of the Rings Online™: Mines of Moria™ is available for purchase
across North America and Europe. For more information or to download a free
trial, please visit www.lotro.com