The Lord of the Rings Online, a massively popular massively multiplayer game, is going to Korea. The marriage of Turbine’s MMO and a country where MMOs are king could very well be the one matchup to rule them all. Well, if you don’t count anything produced by Blizzard.
Turbine Inc. and NHN Corporation today announced a distribution agreement for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Under the terms of the deal, Turbine will work closely with NHN, the largest Korean Internet company and the top gaming site in Asia, to localize The Lord of the Rings Online for the fast-growing Korean market.
“The Lord of the Rings Online will redefine the MMORPG genre in Korea, with amazing graphics and high-quality game content, along with a game system that Korean gamers are familiar with,” said Kim Chang-Keun, Director of the publishing division of NHN. “We expect the title will be a strong contender in the world-class Korean online game market, giving it a global competitive edge.”
The Lord of the Rings Online delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places, and monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time. From the quaint surroundings of the Shire to Angmar, the vile kingdom of the Witch-king, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never before.