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*TURBINE and Codemasters Online gaming uNVEIL BOOK 10: THE City of the

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*/Major Content Update to Hit MMO to be Available on August 20^th /*

*WESTWOOD, MA -- August 13, 2007* - Turbine, Inc. and Codemasters Online
Gaming announced the details of the second free content update for
subscribers to *The Lord of the Rings Online^(TM): Shadows of
Angmar^(TM)*. *Book 10:* *The City of the Kings *continues the epic
story, adds over 100 new quests, implements significant enhancements to
monster play and introduces the Reputation and Bartering systems. *Book
10: The City of the Kings* will be available to subscribers of *The Lord
of the Rings Online* on August 20, 2007.

"Our first update significantly expanded the world of Middle-earth with
new story arcs, quests, and exciting new kinds of gameplay," said
Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. "For Book 10 we
continue the epic story and introduce a ton of new content, but we also
are introducing legendary play, a completely new way to experience
monster play that enables you to play as a powerful Ranger of the North
or a terrible Troll."

Beginning August 20^th , heroes can join the battle in *Book 10: The
City of the Kings*, the second of many free updates to *The Lord of the
Rings Online*.

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Ø *The Epic Continues!* *--- *Amarthiel, introduced in *Book 9: Shores
of Evendim*, has reclaimed the palantir of Carn Dûm and is now seeking
to make Annúminas her new seat of power as she searches for her lost
ring of power: Narchuil. The Dúnedain stands against her as the Rangers
mount a last, desperate attempt to wrest the palantir from Amarthiel.
Before she can find Narchuil, a most dangerous opportunity presents
itself that may give the Dúnedain the advantage they need to blind the
eye of Angmar.

Ø *Legendary Play --- *Once in the Ettenmoors, players can experience
monster play in a completely new way by spending their Destiny Points to
play as a powerful Ranger of the North or a terrible Troll to offer a
strategic advantage to their allies in the battle for control of the

Ø *Critter Play **--- *Friendly barnyard animals love squawking around
the landscape, exploring chicken coops, hunting for worms and more!
Players can now explore Middle-earth from a different -- and sometimes
unexpected -- viewpoint as a chicken, the first of many new playable
critters that will be added to the game in the future.**

Ø *New Reputation and Bartering Systems --- *Book 10 introduces the
Reputation and Bartering systems. The Reputation system enables players
to earn positive and negative standing with different races and groups
in Middle-earth based on both monster kills and quest completions. The
Bartering system allows players to trade trophies earned in battle for
rewards such as armor sets or mounts.

Ø *Over 100 New Quests --- *The story continues for players as they aid
the Fellowship and encounter new adventures, new dungeons and over a
dozen new monsters.

Ø *Enhanced User Interface* --- The game's UI is now customizable. In
addition to being able to skin your UI with a unique look, Book 10 will
enable players to access sliders in their 'Options' panel to scale the
size of individual elements of the UI to their liking.

"We are working very hard to deliver the most content and best
experiences to our subscribers and it is extremely satisfying to see
such a large number of players embracing the game and joining us in
Middle-earth," added Anderson. "We intend to continue our long
established reputation of delivering frequent and substantial updates to
our players with the release of Book 11 this Fall which will offer
players the opportunity to live in their very own house in Middle-earth!"

*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. *The Lord of the Rings Online* is now available for purchase at
major retailers across North America and Europe. For more information
about *The Lord of the Rings Online*, please visit www.lotro.com
or www.lotro-europe.com

*_About Turbine_*

Turbine, Inc. is a premier developer, publisher and operator of online
entertainment and is headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts. The
company is one of the largest privately-held online games companies in
North America. Turbine's catalog includes some of the most famous online
entertainment brands, including Asheron's Call®, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
ONLINE^(TM): Stormreach^(TM), and The Lord of the Rings Online^(TM):
Shadows of Angmar^(TM). For more information on Turbine, its products
and services please visit www.turbine.com .*__*

*_About Codemasters_*

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling
interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and
future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's
dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA
Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is
headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in
the US, Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the
company and its products is available online at www.codemasters.com

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*_About Tolkien Enterprises_*

The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises is the holder of
worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other
rights in J.R.R. Tolkien's literary works /The Lord of the Rings/ and
/The Hobbit/. Tolkien Enterprises has been producing and licensing
films, stage productions and merchandise based on Tolkien's works for
almost 30 years. Its headquarters are in Berkeley, California, and its
website may be found at www.tolkien-ent.com .

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