Guardians of Middle-earth The Mouth of Sauron Trailer (HD) 21.1MB - 25 downloads - 16 May, 2013
The ambassador of Sauron and the Messenger of Barad-dûr, the Mouth of Sauron is a Black Númenórean charged with speaking on behalf of the Dark Lord of Mordor. He is the only person who directly communicates with Sauron and provides orders to the armies of Gorgoroth, the northwestern region of Mordor. He briefly encounters Aragorn before the Battle of the Black Gate, dismissing him as the new King of Gondor and Arnor.
Guardians of Middle-earth Elrond Half-Elven Trailer (HD) 20.45MB - 44 downloads - 3 May, 2013
The Half-elven Ruler of Rivendell, Elrond is a mighty leader and the brother to Elros, the first King of Númenor. During the end of the Second Age, his exceptional skills were put to use when the Last Alliance of Elves and Men set out from Rivendell for Mordor where they fought in the Battle of Dagorlad and eventually defeated Sauron. He would later welcome both Bilbo and Frodo to Rivendell during the War of the Ring.
Guardians of Middle-earth Frodo Baggins Trailer (HD) 18.59MB - 46 downloads - 18 April, 2013
As one of the youngest Dwarves in Thorin Oakenshield's company to reclaim the Lonely Mountain, Kili is the newest playable Guardian in Guardians of Middle-earth and is available on PlayStation Network and on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
With his exceptional eyesight and masterful bow and arrow skill set, Thorin’s nephew Kili along with his brother Fili are often sent ahead of the company to scout and search the area. Kili’s advanced marksmanship gives him an advantage against his enemies due to his arrows landing with exact impact.
Guardians of Middle-earth Frodo Baggins Trailer (HD) 17.1MB - 46 downloads - 3 April, 2013
Frodo Baggins is an exceptionally famous Hobbit, best known as the Ring-bearer during the Quest of the Ring. As an instrumental member of the Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo's role in the defeat of Sauron during the War of the Ring made him one of the most famous Hobbits in the history of Middle-earth. He later joined the Elves in Aman to rest peacefully until the end of his days.
Guardians of Middle-earth Saruman the White Trailer (HD) 21.75MB - 32 downloads - 13 March, 2013
As Chief of the Wizards, Saruman the White is most effective controlling the battlefield with his voice! He's a part of the order of Wizards also includes Radagast and Gandalf, all of whom were sent to protect Middle-earth.
Your swords, drawn. Your arrows, nocked. Your spells, at the ready. Survival mode will arrive this week, and your team of five will be on the menu of some of the most powerful creatures Guardians of Middle-earth has ever seen.
Download Glóin Now on XBLA. Coming Soon for PSN! Glóin, son of Gróin and father of Gimli, is one of the twelve Dwarves that accompanied Thorin Oakenshield to reclaim Erebor from the dragon Smaug. He would later attend the Council of Elrond in Rivendell to help discuss the fate of the One Ring, which was in the possession of a young Hobbit by the name of Frodo Baggins. His abilities as a warrior allow him to get up close and personal with his foes, all while relying on his Dwarven traits to keep him in the thick of even the most dangerous battles.
Guardians of Middle-earth The Hobbit Selection Trailer (HD) 17.29MB - 32 downloads - 20 December, 2012
Gamers will now be able to purchase new playable Guardians Thorin Oakenshield and the Great Goblin in Guardians of Middle-earth! The DLC is currently live on PlayStation Network and on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Thorin Oakenshield, who is based on the character in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is the son of Thráin and led the company responsible for taking back the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. The Great Goblin rules over the denizens of Goblin-town, which is located deep within the Misty Mountains under High Pass.
In Guardians of Middle-earth, gamers team up as the most powerful heroes from the greatest fantasy epic of all time, bringing up to 10 players together in a competitive multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game. Featuring select characters from the upcoming film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the game allows players to develop and master more than 20 iconic characters. Play as Gandalf, Gollum, Legolas, Sauron and more, forming memorable and unlikely alliances with and against friends. Gamers will have the ability to connect with other players via an in-game voice communication system, as well as access to a comprehensive online stat and leader board system where they can track friends’ victories and defeats, and more.
Guardians of Middle-earth MOBA Mastery Video #5 (HD) 77.63MB - 38 downloads - 1 December, 2012
The final episode of our MOBA Mastery series has arrived. In this episode, developers take a look at the team strategy required to succeed in a match of Guardians of Middle-earth, and break down the three major phases of a match: Early, Mid, and Late game.
Guardians of Middle-earth Haldir and Lugbol: Battle Profile Trailer (HD) 38.92MB - 38 downloads - 1 December, 2012
As a Silvan Elf, Haldir is granted the great dexterity and keen perception of his people, and can travel among the trees quickly and with great stealth. Once alive, a dark entity has possessed the Goblin once known as Lugbol, now a wight-like being who floats above the ground. Who will you command?
Guardians of Middle-earth MOBA Mastery Video #4 (HD) 77.03MB - 36 downloads - 25 November, 2012
This fourth Guardians of Middle-earth MOBA Mastery episode explores loadouts, which are a set of items and bonuses that enhance a Guardian’s default statistics.
The series examines the key components of the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) gameplay and how they work in-game.
Guardians of Middle-earth MOBA Mastery Video #3 (HD) 55.97MB - 26 downloads - 14 November, 2012
This third Guardians of Middle-earth MOBA Mastery episode explores the five Guardian classes and delves into what happens after a player is defeated on the battlefield.
The series examines the key components of the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) gameplay and how they work in-game.
Guardians of Middle-earth MOBA Mastery Video #2 (HD) 31.44MB - 28 downloads - 10 November, 2012
Last week, episode 1 of MOBA Mastery gave you a quick rundown on the basics of Guardians of Middle-earth. This week, developers are going to put you ahead of the curve by teaching you about Shrines, Powerful Creatures, Health Pickups, and how to best utilize brush on the battlefield.
Guardians of Middle-earth Thráin and Gothmog: Battle Profile Trailer (HD) 35.73MB - 37 downloads - 10 November, 2012
Thorin Oakenshield's father, Thráin II of Durin's Line, has been no stranger to adventure during his long life. Born as heir to the Dwarven Kingdom of Erebor, his own father Thrór was first driven out of the Lonely Mountain by the dragon Smaug, and then killed by the leader of the Orcs of Khazad-dûm, Azog. But even a sturdy Warrior like Thráin has to be wary of a skilled Tactician's high Ability Damage potential.
Gothmog's appearance on any battlefield fills his enemies with a sense of overwhelming dread, and rightly so. Popular among the troops of Minas Morgul that he commands under order of the Witch-king of Angmar, he has earned their respect by his use of massive war-machines that hurl fire and stone down against the fortifications of a besieged target.
Who will you command?
Guardians of Middle-earth MOBA Mastery Video #1 (HD) 27.7MB - 23 downloads - 2 November, 2012
Each installment examines some of the basics of the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game genre and provides strategies for new or veteran MOBA players as they play Guardians of Middle-earth. This first MOBA Mastery episode dives into the essentials of Guardians of Middle-earth.
Guardians of Middle-earth Ori and Agandaûr: Battle Profile Trailer (HD) 46.59MB - 21 downloads - 2 November, 2012
While most Dwarves prefer to dwell among the mountains delving for riches, Ori is one of the few who yearns find adventure in the wider world. Brother to Dori and Nori, Ori is also a remote kinsman of Thorin Oakenshield, the exiled King of Erebor. While he can wield an axe or hammer with as much skill as any Dwarf, his quill is as deadly as even the mightiest of Middle-earth's blades!
In the distant past Agandaûr's people were bent to the evil will of Sauron, and began to worship the dark arts. Over time the Black Númenóreans diminished in number, but their powers increased. When the Witch-king is absent from his seat of power in the North, Agandaûr spreads destruction in the name of the Dark Lord. Channeling his power into bolts of lightning, few can stand the torment Agandaûr inflicts upon his victims.
Guardians of Middle-earth Eowyn and Mozgog: Battle Profile Trailer (HD) 44.77MB - 44 downloads - 27 October, 2012
he Battle Profile features the White Lady of Rohan, Eowyn, a true Shieldmaiden who fights to defend Middle-earth with her sword skills that rival any Rohirrim and Mozgog, an Orc who can stay in the fight long after others would have bled out. Every swing of Mozgog’s terrible sword may be the end of an enemy, since Orc warriors like Mozgog are by definition, treacherous and brutal enough to claw their way into a position of power.
Guardians of Middle-earth Beregond and Felgrom: Battle Profile Trailer (HD) 45.68MB - 35 downloads - 11 October, 2012
A soldier of Gondor, Beregond is a skilled warrior trained from an early age to protect his homeland from its enemies. His bravery in years of service to the Stewards have earned him a place in the Elite Guard of the Citadel in Minas Tirith. Felgrom is a ticking timebomb - always moving, always running, and is as freakishly insane as he is deadly. Proficient in the use of many types of explosives, he delights in the prospect of his own demise. What happens with Beregond and Felgrom go head to head? That all depends on you. Who will you command?
The second Behind the Scenes video for Guardians of Middle-earth chronicles several multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) pros reaction once their suggestions are integrated overnight into the MOBA on-console experience at Monolith Productions.
Guardians of Middle-earth Nori and Wulfrun: Battle Profile Trailer (HD) 40.81MB - 28 downloads - 4 October, 2012
As kin to Thorin Oakenshield, and one of his company of thirteen dwarves who would venture to the Lonely Mountain to take on the dragon Smaug, Nori is a capable dwarf adventurer whose knowledge of stonecraft and demolition make him a powerful ally. But, few are as powerful as Wulfrun, a man of mysterious origins and one of the few foolish or powerful enough to ride a Fell Beast. As a trusted captain of Sauron's forces, Wulfrun commands dark sorcery and wields a bladed staff. What happens with Nori and Wulfrun go head to head? That all depends on you. Who will you command?
Guardians of Middle-earth Seeing is Believing BTS Trailer (HD) 114.07MB - 58 downloads - 23 August, 2012
Developers took the time to bring Sam "Milkfat" Braithwaite, Nathan "Moiravus" Geldmeier, James "Atlanta" Moreland, Trevor "Salce" Salce, Dan Dinh, Lyubomir "Bloodwater" Spasoy, George "HotshotGG" Geogallidis, and Michael "bigfatlp" Tang up to our handsome offices in Kirkland, WA in order to get their masterful hands on Guardians of Middle-earth. Why? To learn exactly what their highly skilled minds thought about our foray into the MOBA world.
Guardians of Middle-earth Legolas and Witch-king: Battle Profile Trailer (HD) 38.27MB - 32 downloads - 15 August, 2012
A prince of Mirkwood, Legolas' deadly bow and swift feet make him an ideal Striker. And the Witch-king was a great king, turned into a shadowy wraith by a Ring of Power. What happens when Legolas and the Witch-king find themselves going head-to-head? That all depends on you. Who will you command?
Guardians of Middle-earth Galadriel and Ugluk: Battle Profile Trailer (HD) 41.38MB - 29 downloads - 11 August, 2012
Galadriel, the Lady of Light, will strike down anyone who threatens her realm. Much larger and more powerful than an Orc, Uglúk is only interested in one thing: decimating his foes. What happens when Uglúk and Galadriel find themselves going head-to-head? That all depends on you. Who will you command?
Guardians of Middle-earth Gandalf and Gollum: Battle Profile Trailer (HD) 37.98MB - 48 downloads - 4 July, 2012
Gollum was once a kind of Hobbit, but the One Ring twisted his mind while giving him strength and abnormally long life. Gandalf is an enchanter, wise enough to wield with an Elven Ring of power. What happens when Gandalf and Gollum find themselves going head-to-head? That all depends on you. Who will you command?
A shadow grows over Middle-earth as the greatest armies of the Third Age prepare for the coming battle. Take up arms in the clash over Middle-earth with the most powerful heroes from the greatest fantasy epic of all time. Form memorable and unlikely alliances with and against friends as the wildly popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre comes to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
The video features some of the legendary guardians including Gandalf, Gollum and Sauron entering the battle front, showing off some of their lore-based skills and abilities in an attempt to conquer the other team’s fortress.
Guardians of Middle-earth brings Multiplayer Online Battle Arena gameplay to consoles (Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network) for the first time this fall! Take control of iconic characters from the rich world of Middle-earth and engage in exciting 5v5 competitive online play for control of the battleground.