LOTRO: Rise of Isengard launches on September 27

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 14:41 GMT

Turbine has announced the launch date and pre-order details for The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard. Look out Sauruman, here comes trouble.

Rise of Isengard will launch on September 27, but players can pre-purchase the expansion starting today and will receive special benefits right away.

It will feature three new regions: Dunland, the Gap of Rohan, and Isengard. Players will be able to advance to level 75, and participate in a new 24-player raid will have you facing the evil of Draigoch, one of the most powerful creatures in Middle-earth.

Starting today, players can take can take advantage of three special pre-purchase offers:

Rise of Isengard Base Edition – Includes the full Rise of Isengard expansion plus:

  • Steed of the Gap, a new in-game mount with matching red cosmetic cloak for every character on your account
  • In-game title – Guard of the Isen
  • 25% XP boost for all characters on an account up to level 65

Rise of Isengard Heroic Edition – Includes the full Rise of Isengard expansion plus:

  • 1,000 Turbine Points for use in the LOTRO Store
  • Steed of the Gap, a new in-game mount with choice of matching cosmetic cloak and armor in your choice of red, white or green for every character on your account
  • In-game title – Guard of the Isen
  • 25% XP boost for all characters on an account up to level 65

Rise of Isengard Legendary Edition — – Includes the full Rise of Isengard expansion plus:

  • 1,000 Turbine Points for use in the LOTRO Store
  • All three Steeds of the Gap, new in-game mounts with matching cosmetic cloak and armor in all three colors for every character on your account
  • In-game title – Guard of the Isen
  • 25% XP boost for all characters on an account up to level 65
  • Access to the Path of the Fellowship Quest Packs including Trollshaws, Eregion, Moria, Lothlorien and Mirkwood

Players will have access to all of the bonus items including the new mount, cosmetic cloak and armor, in-game title and XP boost immediately after purchase and are only on the market for a limited time.

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