Major LotRO Announcement To Take Place At Codematers Online Connect ’08

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Codemasters and Turbine are teaming up to bring the world a major worldwide exclusive at the forthcoming Codemasters Online Connect Event in Birmingham, England. Taking place on March 14th and 15th, COC ’08 is Codemasters Online’s premier gaming event spanning all of Codemasters Online’s gaming titles.The Connect ’08 event will be the staging area for a major worldwide unveiling for LotRO, and David Solari, the VP and GM of Codemasters Online had this to say about the announcement:

“Connect is shaping up to be a great event with some massive announcements. We’re extremely pleased Turbine has agreed to make the trip out to Europe to share the worldwide exclusive announcement we’ve lined up for The Lord of the Rings Online. I guarantee this is going to get the community buzzing”.

I wonder what it could be? A press release was thrown about last week regarding Turbine and Codemasters’ extension of their LotRO licensing, which included some speculative “Hobbit” information. Are they working on another MMO based on Tolkien’s lore? Will they be adding content to LotRO that will take us to places like Mirkwood or The Lonely Mountain, which were some of the more interesting locations in The Hobbit? Will it be content information, possibly, regarding Book 13? Who knows? We will just have to wait another couple of weeks to find out and in the meantime try to keep calm and not get too many ideas about what it could actually be.

We will keep you posted as more news on this mysterious announcement develops. You can view the full press release after the break.

Major The Lord of the Rings Online™ announcement to take place at Connect ’08
Codemasters Online and Turbine team up with major worldwide exclusive at the forthcoming Codemasters Online Connect Event

Codemasters Online and Turbine Inc announced today that this years Connect ’08 event will be the staging area for a major worldwide unveiling for The Lord of the Rings Online™.

David Solari, Vice President and General Manager of Codemasters Online commented “Connect is shaping up to be a great event with some massive announcements. We’re extremely pleased Turbine has agreed to make the trip out to Europe to share the worldwide exclusive announcement we’ve lined up for The Lord of the Rings Online. I guarantee this is going to get the community buzzing”.

Taking place on March 14th / 15th, Connect 2008 is Codemasters Online’s premier gaming event spanning all of Codemasters Online’s gaming titles including The Lord of the Rings Online™, ArchLord, RF Online, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™ and much much more!

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3 Comments on Major LotRO Announcement To Take Place At Codematers Online Connect ’08

unclecid

On February 28, 2008 at 5:14 pm

actually….turbine extended the liscense..codemasters is just the EU publisher.
and bk 13 is coming as are many other free content “books”. Most folk in the game are expecting Turbine to announce the first paid expansion. Most likely to come out during the ’08 holiday season.

Stephany

On February 28, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Yes we are all aware that there will be multiple books for the game, notice though I said CONTENT. Granted, my wonderful editing skills (sarcasm intended) should have said “possibly for” instead of “a possible” regarding Book 13. That has been fixed though. As far as the paid expansion news goes, everyone has pretty much figured that it would be coming soon, but since everyone already knows about this, how would that be considered something that would “get the community buzzing”? The content of the paid expansion, yes, but the news of it, no.

And btw, stop squashing the hopes and dreams of anyone who plays it wanting to go to The Lonely Mountain! :wink: :lol:

John

On March 7, 2008 at 4:18 pm

I want to go to Gondor and Rohan:)