Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that Guardians of Middle-earth will be available digitally for purchase in the UK on December 4th for PS3 and this fall for Xbox 360. Post-launch, extensive downloadable content will also be available via Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Network individually or as a Season Pass.
The retail version will launch for PS3 on December 7th - included with the retail purchase of the game is pre-paid, discounted access to the digital content offered post-launch, along with PSN vouchers equal in value to the full game, plus the Season Pass of downloadable content. Digital content will consist of game maps, one bonus gameplay mode and several additional good and evil characters, some of which will be based on key characters in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture, which is set for release on 14th December, 2012, directed by Peter Jackson and a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
Update: a new behind-the-scenes video is now locally mirrored.