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The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep Launches

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the launch of their latest expansion to free-to-play MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep. This marks their fifth expansion, continuing the player's story into the western plains of Rohan and allowing them to advance to level 95.

“Helm’s Deep, our fifth major expansion, allows players to experience one of the most iconic moments in The Lord of the Rings,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online. “Starting today they can join with the Free Peoples of Middle-earth in the Battle of the Hornburg and experience this epic conflict first hand.”

Experience the Battle for Helm’s Deep – Fight to defend Helm’s Deep starting as early as level 10, when your character enlists as a soldier in the Battle of the Hornburg, the most epic conflict yet in The Lord of the Rings Online.  Earn rewards for your contribution to the war effort – win or lose, your skill makes a difference!

Explore new landscapes across Western Rohan - Explore the Westemnet of Rohan and rally each of the five ridings as Rohan returns to glory. Traverse the capital of Edoras, mysterious Dunharrow and the fortress of the Hornburg within Helm’s Deep.

Advance from levels 85 to 95 - Experience 10 new levels from 85 to 95, with new skills and completely updated class specializations. Both mounted and un-mounted combat will challenge you as you war against the evil forces of Saruman.

Continue the Epic Story - Encounter beloved characters such as Aragorn, Éowyn, and Éomer. Restore King Théoden to his rightful throne while you defend the peoples of Rohan at Helm’s Deep.

More details can be found at http://www.lotro.com/en/helmsdeep, where players can also purchase and download. The Base Edition runs $39.99 and includes the Enforcer of Helm title, 1000 Turbine Points, and a Hauberk of the Hammerhand.

The Premium Edition runs $59.99 and includes much more, like the Enforcer and Avenger of Helm titles, 2000 Turbine points, Armour of the Hammerhand, +10 quest log slots, and a Crystal of Remembrance (adds one additional legacy to your legendary item).

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