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E3 2011: LotRO's Isengard expansion dated, detailed

With E3 going on right now, there's as much gaming information floating around than there is hair on a hobbit's feet. As most fans already know, Lord of the Rings Online is unfolding more of the iconic lore this year with the Rise of Isengard expansion. The most recent news concerning the expansion is a firm release date, plenty of content details, and a price point.

Several screenshots and one piece of concept art for the Rise of Isengard expansion.
Several screenshots and one piece of concept art for the Rise of Isengard expansion.
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The Rise of Isengard logo.
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Rise of Isengard's release date is September 27, 2011. LotRO lovers can expect a level cap raised to level 75, the three new regions of Dunland, the Gap of Rohan, and Isengard, and a new 24-player raid. The expansion is now available for preorder which includes bonuses gamers can take advantage of right away.

Basically, three "versions" of Rise of Isengard can be purchased.

Rise of Isengard Base Edition ($29.99):

  • The Rise of Isengard expansion
  • 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 ($39.99):

  • The Rise of Isengard expansion
  • 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 ($49.99):

  • The Rise of Isengard expansion
  • 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

Each offer listed applies to accounts as soon as the expansion is purchased. Rise of Isengard, obviously, will not be unlocked until it is released. The cloaks and boost to experience are preorder bonuses only and will apply to accounts that purchase the expansion immediately as well. Click here to begin the preorder process.

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