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After more than a thousand years of peace, a dark tide has risen in Middle-earth. The Witch-king is gathering a massive army of evil minions in the land of Angmar. His aim: to wage war against the Men of Middle-earth and avenge Sauron's defeat at the Battle of the Last Alliance. In this first expansion pack to The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II, take control of the forces of Angmar in the first major war of The Third Age. With everything a player could want from an expansion pack - a new single player campaign, an enhanced Create-A-Hero feature, a new faction, and much more...you now have more control than ever in your battle for Middle-earth.
Innovative new units will help to tell the story of the evil Witch-King's rise to power, domination of Angmar, and invasion of the great kingdom of Arnor
Upgraded Create-A-Hero features - The new roll class boasts additional weapons and armor, for more customization
War of the Ring, the risk-style meta-game, offers upgraded army persistence, a new siege dynamic on the Living World Map, and unified territories that serve as major control points
Includes all-new content from Tolkien's original stories, delving deeper than ever into the story behind the award-winning movie trilogy
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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II: Rise of the Witch-King - Expansion Pack
Single Player Multiplayer: 3 or more (Online) Requires The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II to play
Processor: PC with 1.6GHz equivalent or higher Operating System: Windows XP Hard Disk: 5.5GB available space Memory: 256MB RAM (512MB RAM for online play with 3 or more players) Others: 64MB GeForce3-class video card Sound card with speakers or headphones Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device 56.6Kbps or better modem for 1v1 online play Broadband connection for online play with 3 or more players DirectX 9.0c or above Note: ATI and Nvidia chipsets, and the Intel GMA 900 and GMA 950 are supported GeForce 4 MX series not supported All other cards in the GeForce 4 series including GeForce 4 TI, GeForce 4 Go, and GeForce 4200 are supported For Ultra High setting: Processor: 3GHz Intel CPU Memory: 1GB RAM Others: NVIDIA 6600, 6800 Ultra or 7800 GT or GTX
Every feature in The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II has been expanded, from a new single player campaign to new units for each of the original game's six factions. Explore a never-before-seen period of Middle-earth history. Witness the Witch-king's rise to power and Angmar's invasion of the great kingdom of Arnor...a story only glimpsed at in the books and never visualized in the movies. Innovative new units bring a higher level of strategy to the battlefield. Scout the enemy, assess the situation, then use the Thrall Master to summon entire hordes to fight your foes, or enlist the Sorcerer to cast devastating spells using the souls of his acolytes as currency. Adapt your strategies to face challenging new campaign missions, featuring Control Point, Competition, King of the Hill, and Hold Out mission types. The innovative hero creation tool reaches a new level of depth and strategy with the Create-A-Hero Cost system and new hero assets. Play an enhanced and expanded War of the Ring mode, including new army persistence, the units you build up in Battle Phase skirmishes carry over onto the Living World map, allowing you to deploy them to other territories across Middle-earth.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II: Rise of the Witch-King Expansion Pack