For the best experience possible, please have the Lord of the Rings theme playing in the background while you read this...fake hobbit ears are optional.
After the longtime success of the Lord of the Rings Online, MMO developers 'Turbine' have announced the largest expansion yet for their Middle-Earth masterpiece. 'Riders of Rohan' has officially been announced along with a tasty little trailer here for you as well.
The expansion will feature mounted combat, war horse customization, a plethora of new quests and storyline progression as well as a level cap that has been newly raised to 85.
'Riders of Rohan is our biggest expansion yet, and raises the bar technically and artistically much like Mines of Moria did in 2008. We’re introducing the largest area we’ve ever built and a combat system unlike anything that has been built before in MMOs.' -Kate Paiz, Executive Producer (Turbine)
Riders of Rohan will be available September 5, 2012. Players who pre-order the expansion will receive early in-game incentives such as cloaks and experience boosting tokens.