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The Battle for Middle-earth will begin at The Fellowship Festival

July 30, 2004 at 10:46 am by xoanon  - 

‘The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age™’ interactive games to be exclusively showcased at the upcoming event.

Access All Areas Events Ltd is pleased to announce that EA Games will be attending the upcoming Fellowship Festival event in August at Alexandra Palace in London, and exclusively unveiling its two latest interactive games based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy. EA Games will be joined by New Line Cinema and The Tolkien Society, who are main event sponsors.

Showcasing the magnificent works of Professor J.R.R Tolkien and Peter Jackson, The Fellowship Festival is expected to see 4,000-5,000 fans per day. Attendees will be treated to theatrical presentations hosted by two of the actors from the films, Craig Parker (Haldir) and Mark Ferguson (Gil-Galad). Presentations will include question and answer sessions with selected members of the cast and crew as well as panel discussions with Tolkien experts. The latest guest to sign up is Bernard Hill (King Theoden) who will be attending his very first fan event. For the latest comprehensive information on the Fellowship Festival, including a full 3-day programme listing, visit www.aaaevents.co.uk.

‘The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earthR17; is the first The Lord of the Rings game for PC that puts you in command of a real-time, open world. You can control massive armies and interactive battlefields across the vast world of Middle-earth, leading the forces of good or evil by controlling one of four unique groups, from the Riders of Rohan to the forces of Sauron. Each has its own playing style, resource management, and base-building techniques. Take command of strategic territories across a highly detailed, 3D map of Middle-earth and turn the tide in the battle to control The One Ring.

‘The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age’ videogame allows players to adventure through Middle-earth, building a party of heroes as they journey. Players battle on the side of the Fellowship, but can unlock additional encounters where they fight on the side of Sauron as they progress. In the game, players will interact with the characters of the Fellowship in a unique structure, taking on individual quests while intersecting the major events of the film trilogy that drive the story forward. Parties will traverse through both familiar and seldom-glimpsed locations, using an innovative turn-based battle system as they fight, encountering the demonic Balrog in the Mines of Moria, defending the fallen city of Osgiliath, or trying to destroy Helm’s Deep.

Louise Henry, CEO of Access All Areas Events Ltd, said: “We’re very excited about having EA Games present as part of our event. The Lord of the Rings games have attracted a lot of interest with fans of Tolkien’s work, and we believe that attendees will enjoy the opportunity to exclusively play the very latest games before anybody else alongside the other exciting activity that we have at the festival.”

Rachael Reitman, UK Brand Manager for EA Games, added: “We are pleased to be attending the Fellowship Festival and see this event as a great opportunity for fans of the Lord of the Rings world to experience our latest interactive gaming titles and become truly immersed inside Middle-earth.”

Posted in Old Special Reports on July 30, 2004 by

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