Rise of Isengard LOTRO Expansion Announced!

Turbine and Lord of the Rings Online development team have announced the next digital expansion currently in development. The expansion goes by the name “Rise of Isengard” and will arrive in the fall of 2011. Rise of Isengard will feature a level cap increase, enhanced Monster Play, a new zone that includes the Tower of Orthanac.

NEW FEATURES:

  • Experience the Rise of Isengard – The Epic Story continues as the Grey Company makes its way south into Dunland, but troubles arise as their road takes them into lands where Dunlending forces, marshaled by the Wizard Saruman, prepare for war. The Rangers must seek new allies and face dangerous new foes, chief among them the traitor Saruman, whose web of intrigue threatens to endanger your quest, your friends, and your life.
  • Increased Level Cap — Players will be able advance their characters up to level 70, gaining access to new traits, virtues, skills and class quests.
  • Expanded Monster Play – LOTRO’s monster play system will get a major revamp including opening up the feature to all players, changes to monster player skills and advancement and a brand new region for players to battle for or against the forces of evil.

Source: LOTR Online

The fact that LOTRO is indeed free to play, it awaits anyone who has not yet played it with endless amounts of fun despite your dislike of Middle Earth. The experience of playing the game will be great and there’s nothing to lose by trying it … just a few gigabytes of memory, that’s all.