Turbine Announces Release Date for Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard

Last year at E3, we talked with Turbine about the new free-to-play model for Lord of the Rings Online. This year, they’re making another big announcement for their Tolkien-based MMORPG.

Turbine has just revealed that the next expansion for Lord of the Rings Online will be titled Rise of Isengard, and that it will launch on Sept. 27, 2011.

Rise of Isengard will add three new regions (Dunland, Gap of Rohan, and Isengard), ten levels to the level cap (raising it to 75), and a 24-player raid. If you’re interested, you can pre-purchase the pack now and gain access to some extra in-game items.

Rise of Isengard will be available in 3 different ‘editions.’ Here are the contents and price of each:

Base Edition:

  • A Rohirrim Style Mount with a red coloured blanket and sun emblem
  • An in-game title – Guard of the Isen
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      Pre-Purchase Bonuses

      • A 25% XP Boost for all characters on your account that will last up to level 65
      • A cosmetic cloak that matches the colour of your mount

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      Heroic Edition

      • Your choice of one Rohirrim Style Mount with a red, green, or white coloured blanket and unique emblem
      • A set of cosmetic armour that matches the colour of your mount
      • An in-game title – Guard of the Isen
      • 1,000 Turbine Points for use in the LOTRO Store

       

      Pre-Purchase Bonuses

      • A 25% XP Boost for all characters on your account that will last up to level 65
      • A cosmetic cloak that matches the colour of your mount

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      Legendary Edition

      • All three Rohirrim Style Mounts with a blanket & emblem in the colours of green, red and white
      • All three sets of matching cosmetic Rohirrim Style armour in the colours of green, red and white
      • An in-game title – Guard of the Isen
      • Access to the Path of the Fellowship Quest Packs including Trollshaws, Eregion, Lothlórien and Moria plus the Mirkwood Quest Pack as a special bonus
      • 1,000 Turbine Points for use in the LOTRO Store

       

      Pre-Purchase Bonuses

      • A 25% XP Boost for all characters on your account that will last up to level 65
      • All three cosmetic cloaks that match the colour of your armour and mount

       

      You can get more info on the expansion on Turbine’s new Rise of Isengard page.

      Check out these screenshots:

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