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Guardians of Middle-Earth Getting PC Release through Steam Later This Month

Posted on August 15, 2013 AT 11:01am

Guardians of Middle-earth, a multiplayer online battle arena game based on Lord of the Rings, is coming to Windows PC via Steam later this month, developer Monolith Productions announced today.

The Lord of the Rings–themed MOBA first debuted on PS3 and Xbox 360 December last year. Zombie Studios, the developers responsible for Blacklight: Retribution, are aiding Monolith on the PC port.

The basic version of Guardians will be priced at $19.99, and will include six guardians. The Mithril Edition, priced at $79.99, will include all 36 guardians and a rare Mithril relic. Six DLC packs with five guardians each will also be available for $14.99 a pop. Pre-orders for the Mithril Edition will net players a 10 percent discount, while pre-orders of the standard edition include the “Company of Dwarves” DLC (which contains Thorin Oakenshield, Ori, Nori, Gloin, and Kili).

The PC version of Guardians will also take advantage of Steamworks Matchmaking, leaderboards, and social links. According to associate producer Adam Hanson, the PC version boasts faster matches and shorter field lengths.

Guardians of Middle-earth launches on Steam for Windows PC August 29.

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