London, UK – August 15, 2013 – Return to the epic battles and heart-pounding action of Middle-earth as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces Guardians of Middle-earth for Windows PC. Developed by Monolith Studios and brought to PC by Zombie Studios, Guardians of Middle-earth will be available for distribution through Steam and other digital retailers on August 29.
Windows PC players will soon be able to battle through Middle-earth via the wildly popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genre. Gamers will have access to Guardians of Middle-earth’s 36 original playable Guardian characters, earnable through gameplay and in-game currency. Players will have access to three modes and six maps including The Shire, Goblin-town, Mirkwood and Survival gameplay previously introduced as downloadable content (DLC). Exclusive to the PC version of Guardians of Middle-earth, there will be 36 alternate Guardian skins available for purchase through Steam. Guardians of Middle-earth for PC will support Steamworks integration, Big Picture full controller compatibility and Raptr integration for live streaming matches.
Guardians of Middle-earth for PC will be available at multiple purchase levels: the base game for £14.99 which includes playable, immediately unlocked Guardians Gandalf, Galadriel, Thráin, Gollum, Hildifons and Legolas and their alternate skins, and the Mithril Edition for £60.99*which includes all 36 playable Guardians, 36 alternate skins, the Mithril Guardian Relic and a buddy key. The 36 alternate Guardian skins will be available for purchase in class-specific bundles which include five Guardians and their five alternate skins for £11.99. In addition, gamers can purchase Smaug’s Treasure, which includes in-game currency and Smaug’s Greed Relic for £6.99. Players who pre-order Guardians of Middle-earth: Mithril Edition via Steam will receive 10 percent off and those who pre-order Guardians of Middle-earth will receive 10 percent off and a special Company of Dwarves bundle, including five playable Guardians including Ori, Nori, Glóin, Kíli, Thorin Oakenshield and their alternate Guardian skins.
Guardians of Middle-earth brings a five versus five, player versus player (PvP) competitive battle experience set in the epic lore of Middle-earth to PC. With matches ranging from 15 to 30 minutes, players can choose to play against friends and other live competitors or take on artificial intelligence combatants in the PvP, Co-Op vs. AI, Survival or Training modes. Gamers will have access to a detailed online system to track friends’ victories and defeats any time through integrated stats and leaderboard systems, to connect with other players via in-game voice communication and more.
Players who have previously purchased* Guardians of Middle-earth for PlayStation®Network** and on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft will be eligible to receive a PC download code for the base game. For more information on the redemption process, visit www.guardiansofmiddleearth.com.
To watch the trailer please visit: http://youtu.be/oxPpgugczdg
Guardians of Middle-earth for Windows PC is rated PEGI 12 and will be available worldwide on August 29. To pre-order Guardians of Middle-earth or Guardians of Middle-earth: Mithril Edition, please visit: http://www.guardiansofmiddleearth.com/buy. Guardians of Middle-earth for PC is developed by Monolith Studios and brought to PC by Zombie Studios.
For more information about Guardians of Middle-earth for PC , please visit www.guardiansofmiddleearth.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Guardiansofmiddleearth or on Twitter @GuardiansMe
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Guardians of Middle-earth must be purchased on Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft or PlayStation®Network prior to August 15, 2013
** PlayStation®Plus users who received the special promotional access to Guardians of Middle-earth are eligible to receive the PC download code
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.