Turbine Partners with IT Territory to Bring The Lord of the Rings Online to Russia

January 28, 2008

Turbine Partners with IT Territory to Bring
The Lord of the Rings Online to Russia

Turbine, Inc. and IT Territory LLC (ITT) today
announced a new relationship for the distribution of The Lord of the Rings
Online: Shadows of Angmar, the PC Game of the Year 2007. Under the terms of the
agreement between Turbine and IT Territory, a leading publisher of online games
in Russia and Eastern Europe, will operate and manage publication of The Lord of
the Rings Online in the fast-growing Russian market.

“Our vision is to lead the growth of online games
in Russia,” said Igor Matsanyuk, President of IT Territory. “We believe that The
Lord of the Rings Online is the perfect franchise for us to deliver to our
audience as part of this strategy. Our partnership with Turbine underscores the
tremendous success, attention to detail, and transparency that our operations
bring to the best game developers in the world as they seek to enter the massive
Russian market.”

“The Lord of the Rings Online has taken North
America and Europe by storm and we are committed to bringing the game to fans
around the world,” said Jim Crowley, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “ITT is
a major player in online gaming and we look forward to partnering with them to
bring The Lord of the Rings Online to Russia.”

The Lord of the Rings Online delivers an
interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people,
places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time. From
the quaint surroundings of the Shire to Angmar, the vile kingdom of the
Witch-king, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never before.
The Lord of the Rings Online is currently operating in North America, Europe,
Australia, New Zealand and Japan. For more information about The Lord of the
Rings Online, please visit
www.lotro.com
.