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Guardians of Middle-Earth - Monolith Productions makes a MOBA.....ey ?

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Announced today, Monolith Productions latest game is going to be an XBLA/PSN MOBA game set in the Lord Of The Rings universe. Full press release below though there's no footage/screenshots available yet. More than likely at E3.

http://online.wsj.co...530-708198.html

http://www.guardiansofmiddleearth.co.uk/home

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reveals Guardians of Middle-earth, an Authentic Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Game for Console Systems

Debuting Exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in Fall 2012

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2012--

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces Guardians of Middle-earth, a new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed by Monolith Productions, set to debut in fall 2012 exclusively for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network. The game will feature tie-ins to the upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture, directed by Peter Jackson and a production of New Line Cinema and MGM.

Guardians of Middle-earth brings up to 10 players together in five versus five competitive multiplayer battle arenas in the epic setting of Middle-earth. The game offers more than 20 iconic guardians, including Gandalf, Sauron, Gollum, Thrain and many more, for players to control in player versus player (PVP) matches. 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.

"The MOBA genre is wildly popular with PC players and we are excited to bring it to consoles through the lore of Middle-earth," said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development at WBIE. "The heroes and villains of Middle-earth are crafted in a way that perfectly intersects with MOBA game features, allowing the development team to create guardians with deep skills and abilities for gamers to master."

Leading up to and beyond the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture, fans can look forward to several new playable guardians releasing in conjunction with the film, to allow gamers to actively participate in Peter Jackson's vision of Middle-earth.

For more information about Guardians of Middle-earth, please visit the website at www.guardiansofmiddleearth.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GuardiansofMiddleearth or on Twitter @GuardiansMe.

About Monolith Productions:

Monolith Productions, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is located in Kirkland, WA. Over the past 15 years, Monolith has risen to critical acclaim through an emphasis on delivering quality products such as F.E.A.R., The Condemned series, Aliens vs. Predator 2, TRON 2.0, the No One Lives Forever franchise and Gotham City Impostors.

Now I'm not a big fan of MOBA games and if anyone can make one I'll enjoy it's Monolith but....just what the fuck are you doing with Monolith Warner Bros ? Stop making them whipping boys for your fucking licensed properties damnit. I really don't know what's going on with them. Is this the studios big project ? Is it another small team and they have another game in the works ? It's a mysteeeeeery!

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I've waited three years since FEAR 2 for THIS? For fuck's sake. It's like getting William Gibson to write an episode of The Bill.

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I've waited three years since FEAR 2 for THIS? For fuck's sake. It's like getting William Gibson to write an episode of The Bill.

If you're into multiplayer FPS Monoliths Gotham City Impostors is really fun and I highly recommend that :) But I wonder if/when we'll ever get another Monolith single player game be it shooter or other genre.

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I've waited three years since FEAR 2 for THIS? For fuck's sake. It's like getting William Gibson to write an episode of The Bill.

Is it wrong I really want to see this.

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