BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces the launch of Guardians of Middle-earth for Windows PC, a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed by Monolith Productions and brought to PC by Zombie Studios, available today through Steam and other digital retailers.
Guardians of Middle-earth for Windows PC allows gamers to team up and battle as powerful and iconic heroes from Middle-earth. Gamers will have access to 36 original Guardians, earnable through gameplay and in-game currency, to take into 10 player competitive and five player cooperative multiplayer battle arenas. Players also have access to three modes, including the Survival gameplay mode previously introduced as downloadable content (DLC), and six maps including The Shire, Goblin-town and Mirkwood. Exclusive to the PC version of the game, there are 36 alternate Guardian skins available for purchase through the Steam store. Offering a true MOBA experience, Guardians of Middle-earth for PC supports full Steamworks integration, Steam Trading Cards, Big Picture full controller compatibility and Raptr integration for live streaming matches.
In Guardians of Middle-earth for PC, player versus player (PvP) matches range from 15 to 30 minutes and gamers can decide to play against friends, other live opponents or artificial intelligence combatants in PvP, Co-Op vs. AI, Survival or Training modes. Gamers will have access to a detailed online system to track friends’ victories and defeats any time through integrated stats and leaderboard systems, to connect with other players via in-game voice communication and more.
Players who have previously purchased* Guardians of Middle-earth for PlayStation®Network** or on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft will be eligible to receive a PC download key for the base game. For more information on the redemption process, visit http://www.guardiansofmiddleearth.com/vip/.
Guardians of Middle-earth for Windows PC is rated T for Teen and is available worldwide today. The base game includes playable, immediately unlocked Guardians Gandalf, Galadriel, Thráin, Gollum, Hildifons and Legolas and their alternate skins for $19.99. Guardians of Middle-earth for PC is available at multiple purchase levels; for complete details visit http://www.guardiansofmiddleearth.com/buy.
* Guardians of Middle-earth must be purchased on Xbox Live online
entertainment network from Microsoft or PlayStation®Network prior to
August 15, 2013
** PlayStation®Plus users who received the special promotional access to Guardians of Middle-earth are eligible to receive the PC download code
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