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Lord of the Rings Online: Helm’s Deep trailer has horses, catapults, and drama

Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the rings Online’s finally reached a point players have been hankering for since its launch, the battle for Helm’s Deep. The battle forms one of the biggest set pieces in the series and will be one of the largest expansions for the MMO.

See what’s in store in the new trailer.

There’s a lot of promise from the footage shown. That shot over the battlements of all the orc horde below the fortress’ walls is impressive but it was clear Turbine were steering clear of showing the actual combat. I want to know just how deeply you can get into the thick of combat. For instance, it may be that your part in the battle is limited to fighting a trickle of enemies that climb of the walls on ladders. If that were our slice of the battle it would be a tad disappointing.

We covered the expansion earlier this week but the here are the highlights for what else is coming besides the battle:

  • Experience the Battle for Helm’s Deep – Fight to defend Helm’s Deep starting as early as level 10, when your character enlists as a soldier in the Battle of the Hornburg, the most epic conflict yet in The Lord of the Rings Online. Earn rewards for your contribution to the war effort – win or lose, your skill makes a difference!

  • Explore new landscapes across Western Rohan – Explore the Westemnet of Rohan and rally each of the five ridings as Rohan returns to glory. Traverse the capital of Edoras, mysterious Dunharrow, and the fortress of the Hornburg within Helm’s Deep.

  • Advance from levels 85 to 95 – Experience 10 new levels, from 85 to 95, with new skills and completely updated class specializations. Both mounted and un-mounted combat will challenge you as you war against the evil forces of Saruman.

  • Continue the Epic Story – Encounter beloved characters such as Aragorn, Éowyn, and Éomer. Restore King Théoden to his rightful throne while you defend the peoples of Rohan at Helm’s Deep.