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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II - The Rise of the Witch-King (Windows)

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After Sauron's defeat in The Battle of the Last Alliance his most powerful servant called the Witch-King, Lord of the Nazgul fled to the Lands north of Misty Mountains. Over a thousand years have now past and the return of Sauron is near but before he can return once again to the world, the Witch-King needs to dominate the northern reaches of Middle-earth and defend his mighty stronghold against the forces of the Good.

In this add-on for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II it is your goal to lead the great armies of the Witch-King called the Angmar to victory. But there are also other mentionable additions and changes which come with this add-on:

All six factions from the main game now have access to new units and heroes like Prince Brand a Dwarven captain or the Uruk Deathbringers on the side of Isengard which are powerful two-handed swords-fighters.

The Create-A-Hero feature got a new class called Olog-hai which consists of three Troll subtypes now available for selection. There's also a new feature called "Variable Hero Cost" which allows you to not only customize the look and abilities but also the cost to build your hero as well.

The War of the Ring mode now has two new historical scenarios more and the world map got an overall update.

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Alternate Titles

  • "魔戒:中土戰爭Ⅱ(資料片):巫王的崛起" -- Taiwan title
  • "Властелин Колец: Битва за Средиземье 2. Под знаменем Короля-чародея" -- Russian title
  • "Ringarnas Herre: Slaget om Midgård II - Häxkungens Tid" -- Swedish title
  • "Le Seigneur Des Anneaux: La Bataille Pour La Terre Du Milieu II: L'Avenement Du Roi Sorcier" -- French title
  • "El Señor de los Anillos: La Batalla por la Tierra Media – El Resurgir del Rey Brujo" -- Spanish Title
  • "Der Herr der Ringe: Die Schlacht um Mittelerde II - Aufstieg des Hexenkönigs" -- German title

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The Press Says

PC Powerplay Nov 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Dec 12, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 12, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2007 8.25 out of 10 82
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Yahoo! Games Nov 29, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Dec 01, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.de Nov 28, 2006 7 out of 10 70
FZ Jan 04, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Windows version on 31st December 2010.
Sicarius (61031) added The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II - The Rise of the Witch-King (Windows) on Dec 15, 2006