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Guardians of Middle-earth coming to Steam for PC Aug. 29

The port is made possible with the help of Zombie Studios, the developers behind last year's free-to-play first person shooter Blacklight: Retribution and upcoming survival horror title Daylight. Speaking during a presentation for new PC version, associate producer Adam Hanson said Zombie has worked closely with Monolith to develop the port and "bring it back to the roots of MOBAs on PC." The original version that launched for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in December 2012 featured five character classes, all of which are available in its PC counterpart: warrior, defender, striker, tactician and enchanter. Fitting into these five classes are 36 different characters, each pulled from the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. At the start of the game, players will have access to a...

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The Mouth of Sauron joins Guardians of Middle-earth as DLC

Guardians of Middle-earth, the console-based multiplayer online battle arena from Monolith Productions, received a new DLC character this week, the Mouth of Sauron, who speaks on behalf of the Dark Lord of Mordor. Check out the trailer above to see the Black Númenórean hiss his way across the battlefield and advance Mordor's goals. You'll also be able to see his medium range attacks, which can drain enemies' health and grant the Mouth of Sauron temporary invulnerability. The playable guardian is available now for 160 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade or $1.99 on PlayStation Network.

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Elrond Half-Elven joins the fray in Guardians of Middle-earth trailer

Elrond Half-Elven is joining Warner Bros' Lord of the Rings-themed MOBA Guardians of Middle-earth, and this trailer shows the Elf lord in action. Elrond is classified as a "tactician" character, focusing more on battlefield control rather than high-damage strikes. In the video, he's shown summoning a spectral archer to aid him and placing area-of-effect spells on the ground. In Tolkien's legendarium, Elrond was one of the most powerful forces for good in Middle-earth as the lord of Rivendell and the bearer of the magic ring Vilya.

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Kili the Dwarf joins Guardians of Middle-earth's battlefield

Kili the Dwarf, the latest fighter to be added as downloadable content to Monolith Productions' console-based multiplayer online battle arena Guardians of Middle-earth, is available today according to a press release from the developer. Check out the video above to see Kili in action sporting his bow and arrow, which makes him an idea scout. You can purchase him for 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $1.99 on PlayStation 3. Earlier this month, Frodo Baggins entered the arena as a guardian.

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Guardians of Middle-earth DLC adds Ring-bearer Frodo Baggins

Lord of the Rings-themed massive online battle arena Guardians of Middle-earth is receiving another add on character today, the Hobbit Frodo Baggins, publisher Warner Bros. has announced. The character DLC is currently available through the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network for 160 Microsoft Points or $1.99, respectively. In author J.R.R. Tolkiens famous fantasy trilogy, Frodo is the steadfast Hobbit tasked with carrying the One Ring, the most malicious object in all of Middle-earth, back its place of origin to destroy it. In battle, Frodo can use Sting, a short sword that glows blue when Orcs are near, to hack and slash his way through hordes of enemies. He also appears to use a sort of magical or power-charging ability that surrounds him in bright light. Check out the...

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Guardians of Middle-earth DLC trailer heralds the coming of Saruman

Saruman, the infamous White Wizard of Isengard, will be joining the cast of Guardians of Middle-earth as DLC. Once the chief of the wizards in Middle-earth, Saruman grew hungry for power and betrayed his circle and the good people of the world. He sought to claim the One Ring for himself before being overthrown. In Guardians of Middle-earth, Saruman is classified as an Enchanter and possesses area-of-effect abilities including a shield that can be detonated for damage. Saruman is available for download now free to those who have purchased the Guardians of Middle-earth season pass.

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Guardians of Middle-earth gets new Survival mode with today's DLC

A new batch of DLC for Guardians of Middle-earth adds a cooperative "Survival" mode to the multiplayer online battle arena title, Warner Bros. Interactive announced today. The mode allows players to team up and face off against wave after wave of AI-controlled foes, earning more and more points the longer they're able to stay alive. Players can choose any character they want as they wage war in the new mode, including DLC characters which can be purchased separately or as part of the game's Season Pass — a package which also incorporates the new mode. Also released today is an update for the single-lane map, allowing owners to dress up the battlefield like the Goblin-town seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The Survival mode DLC launches this week for $3.99 (or 320 Microsoft...

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Guardians of Middle-earth introduces Glóin to the roster of playable heroes

The Xbox Live Arcade edition of Guardians of Middle-earth now features dwarf Glóin as part of the roster of playable characters, developer Monolith Studios announced. Players can expect the new character to become available on the PlayStation Network version of this game "soon," the developer added. In addition, PlayStation Plus members can download Guardians of Middle-earth for free from Feb. 5 to March 6, while season pass holders of the game will receive two additional Guardians in the next few months. Guardians of Middle-earth is a console-based Multiplayer online battle arena title that first released last December.

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Guardians of Middle-earth trailer roots Radagast the Brown in the battlefield

A trailer released today for new Guardians of Middle-earth DLC celebrates Radagast the Brown's entry into Monolith Productions' MOBA on a console. Radagast is an Enchanter class, with advantages to attack speed and the ability to blind and silence enemies using his elemental wizardry. You can check out Radagast's battlefield prowess in the video above, where he shows off his moves, summons his forest friends and informs us that he's not to be underestimated. The Radagast DLC is available today on Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points ($2) or free with the game's Season Pass. It will come "soon" to PlayStation 3, according to a press release from the developer.

Guardians of Middle-Earth Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 12/04/2012
    • Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    • Developer Monolith Productions
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 12/04/2012
    • Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    • Developer Monolith Productions
  • Windows
    • Released 08/29/2013
    • Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    • Developer Monolith Productions
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