Turbine Launches Lord of the Rings Online Free Trial

January 29, 2009



Turbine Teams with Xfire to Promote Best MMORPG of 2008*

Inc. has launched the official 10-day free trial of The Lord of the Rings
Beginning today, players in North America,
Australia and New Zealand can play the game voted Best Overall Game of 2008
by the readers of MMORPG.com by visiting



In conjunction with the
launch of the Free Trial, Turbine has teamed up with Xfire to offer players
a chance to win great prizes for signing up to play LOTRO (Full Game or Free
Trial) and joining the Official Xfire LOTRO Clan while signed into Xfire
from January 28th to February 11th
Thirty (30) winners will be chosen at random to receive great prizes based
on the following categories:

Gold Level Prizes (10):
More than 50 hours


Subscription to The Lord of the Rings Online

In-Game Mount (Bree

Silver Level Prize
(10): 15 to 50 Hours

Subscription to The Lord of the Rings Online

LOTRO T-shirt

Bronze Prize (10):
Less than 15 Hours

30-Day The Lord of
the Rings Online Subscription|


“LOTRO brings all the
excitement and adventure of greatest fantasy of all time to life with a
state-of-the-art online social experience that has earned the title of Best
MMO* for two years running,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer of
The Lord of the Rings Online
.  “And now we want everyone to have the
opportunity to walk through the Shire, delve deep into the Mines of Moria,
fight with their own fellowship in the War of the Ring and fully experience
what everyone has been talking about.”

Eligible fans can participate in The Lord of the Rings Online Free
Trial and play the game for 10 days free of charge.
At the end of the Free Trial, players will have
the option of continuing to play LOTRO, and to keep the characters created
during their 10-day free trial time, by purchasing the game. 
participate in the 10-day free trial or to find out where to buy LOTRO,


The Lord of the Rings Online

is the ultimate interactive adventure.  Join Gandalf, Frodo, Bilbo, and many
other characters in the war against the Dark Lord Sauron to save
Middle-earth.  This award-winning MMORPG recently expanded with the
critically acclaimed launch of Mines of Moria where players can
venture into the largest and most dangerous online underground environment
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, please visit



* No purchase
necessary to enter or win.   Promotion open to eligible players located in
the U.S. and ????.   Promotion ends on?  Promotion sponsored by Xfire, {www.xfire.com}.
For Official Rules, visit


* “Best MMORPG 2008 — 1UP.com Reader’s Choice Awards; “Best Overall Game
2008” — MMORPG.com; “PC Game of the Year 2007” – Golden Joystick Awards;
“PC MMO of the Year 2007” — GameSpy