Warner Bros and Monolith Productions today announced Guardians of Middle-earth will be available for purchase for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade in early December for 1200 Microsoft Points. Post-launch, extensive downloadable content will also be available digitally, and can be purchased via Xbox LIVE Marketplace individually or as a Season Pass.
In Guardians of Middle-earth, gamers team up as the most powerful heroes from the greatest fantasy epic of all time, bringing up to 10 players together in a competitive multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game. Featuring tie-ins to the upcoming film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the game allows players to develop and master more than 20 iconic characters. Play as Gandalf, Gollum, Legolas, Sauron and more, forming memorable and unlikely alliances with and against friends. Gamers will have the ability to connect with other players via an in-game voice communication system, as well as access to a comprehensive online stat and leader board system where they can track friends’ victories and defeats, and more. Available December 2012 at select retail stores and via download for Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network; rated T for Teen.