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New Guardians of Middle-earth character now available to download

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A new playable guardian, the war-hardened dwarf Glóin, is now available to download for Guardians of Middle-earth on Xbox LIVE for 160 Microsoft Points. He will be released for the PlayStation 3 version of the game soon.

Glóin is a warrior class guardian with the following abilities:

  • A Bit of Fire: Damages nearby enemies and gives Glóin haste.
  • Durin’s Line: Damages all enemies in a target area.
  • Dwarven Stubbornness: Increased resistances and lights enemies on fire that strike him.
  • Mighty Axe: Medium range area attack with damage and stun.

His bio reads:

Glóin, son of Gróin and father of Gimli, is one of the twelve Dwarves that accompanied Thorin Oakenshield to reclaim Erebor from the dragon Smaug. He would later attend the Council of Elrond in Rivendell to help discuss the fate of the One Ring, which was in the possession of a young Hobbit by the name of Frodo Baggins. His abilities as a warrior allow him to get up close and personal with his foes, all while relying on his Dwarven traits to keep him in the thick of even the most dangerous battles.

Other downloadable guardians include Radagast, Great Goblin, Thorin Oakenshield, Bert, and Bilbo Baggins. Each costs 160 Microsoft Points.

Guardians of Middle-earth can be downloaded for 1,200 Microsoft Points on XBLA (or $14.99 on PSN). PlayStation Plus members can actually download the game for free until March 19th.

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