EA announces longest name for a PC game expansion ever. Title is The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth II: The Rise of the Witch King

28 July 2006
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Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth 2EA yesterday announced the “The Rise of the Witch King” expansion pack for the PC (& Xbox 360) game we’ll abbreviate as LOTR: BFME2.

The Rise of the Witch-king requires The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II in order to play and will be available Winter 2006 for the PC.

Can you do better? I’m gonna try and make up a longer name…
“J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth Part Two In A Prequel Trilogy Quest That Should Really Only Be Titled: LOTR – The Rise of the Witch King”.

Anyway, here’s the press release detailing features:

As the expansion pack to the fan favorite, The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II, this Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game will enhance every existing feature and offer players the chance to command the rise of evil in Middle-earth while experiencing the epic battles that took place before those depicted in the New Line Cinema films.

Full of exciting content, including an entirely new faction, completely new single player campaign, and additional units for all six existing factions, The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II, The Rise of the Witch-king, allows players to explore the evil side of Middle-earth. The all new single player campaign’s innovative units will help to tell the story of the evil Witch-king’s rise to power, domination of Angmar and invasion of the great kingdom of Arnor, home to Aragorn’s ancestors. To fully experience the evil side of Middle-earth, gamers can now play as the Angmar faction in skirmish, multiplayer, and War of the Ring modes.

“The Lord of Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II, The Rise of the Witch-king” will transport players to a new time and place in Middle-earth while adding strategic depth to the innovative gameplay gamers loved in The Lord of Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II,” said Mike Verdu, Executive Producer at EALA. “Fans will love exploring the evil side of Middle-earth as described in Tolkien’s fiction and brought to life in the visual style of the New Line Cinema films. This game is set to deliver the ultimate RTS Middle-earth experience.”

Experience a whole new depth of strategy and upgraded War of the Ring and Create-A-Hero features. Create-A-Hero’s entirely unique Troll class boasts additional weapons and armor that will allow players to have even more freedom in customizing their game play. War of the Ring, a risk-style meta-game, offers upgraded army persistence, a new siege dynamic on the Living World Map, and unified territories that serve as major control points.


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