Codemasters and Warner Interactive have announced a new expansion for the now free to play Lord of the Rings Online. Due for release next year The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard will add new features and content to the popular MMORPG.
Turbine will be raising the level cap to level 70 as players head into Dunland to face Saruman’s forces. Turbine will also be making major changes to the game’s monster play system opening the feature to all players, changes to monster player skills, advancement and a new region.
“2010 has been a year of unprecedented growth for The Lord of the Rings Online with our successful introduction of a free-to-play option for our players,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online. “This is going to be another outstanding year for the game as we progress on our journey toward Mordor and it all begins with our upcoming November update. The journey will carry through 2011 ending with our arrival in the epic region of Isengard where players will confront the raging war and shadow that has spread across Middle-earth.”
The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard will be due for release next autumn via the LOTRO store.