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With all new content from J.R.R. Tolkien's original fiction, delve deeper than ever before and engage in new battles that go beyond the award-winning movie trilogy. Wage war in the North and assume command of the most storied civilizations in all of Middle-earth history--the Elven and Dwarven armies--or fight on the side of evil with heroes and creatures that have never been seen in The Lord of the Rings films. Defend or overtake never-before-seen lands such as Dol Guldur, The Misty Mountains, and Mirkwood as you unleash powerful new weapons and abilities--summon dragons, cause volcanoes to erupt, or bring down a cataclysmic lightning strike.
But beware, with greater power comes greater adversity. Your enemies, commanded by a powerful new A.I. system, possess a greater tactical edge and more powerful spells. Will your armies have the fortitude to persevere?
New races, places, heroes, and battles from books and films
- Command all the races of Middle-earth with three all-new factions including Elves, Dwarves, and Goblins.
- Win the war in the North single-player campaign with an all-new story that takes you to places and battles of Middle-earth previously unseen.
- Build your own landmark castle with fully customizable and upgradeable fortresses and walls.
- Create your own hero with all-new customized RTS units that are your avatars in-game.
- Control battles with all-new enemy A.I., melee combat, and flanking, adding unprecedented tactical fidelity.
- Master next-gen unit control with smart formations, battle lines, and planning mode.
- "Build anywhere" brings creativity and strategy to base building and battlefield dominance.
- Control the entire war with a high-level "Risk" style meta-game on the Living World Map with all new strategic A.I.
- Extend your battlefield with larger than life navy battles at sea.