Codemasters has today confirmed that the number of sign-ups to take part in the European beta tests of Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar is approaching the 100,000 mark. Currently in development for PC by MMO veterans Turbine, the game is being published by Codies’ online gaming division in Europe, and by Midway in North America. As a result of the impending magic figure, Codemasters has announced that the 100,000th user to register for the beta will receive a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings collected works and, when it it’s launched, a special edition of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Runners-up (the four sign-ups either side of 100,000) will also receive a limited edition of the game. To register for the beta, and possibly be the 100,000th sign-up, go to