The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king

aka: A Gyűrűk Ura: Harc Középföldéért II - A Boszorkánykirály Felemelkedése, Der Herr der Ringe: Die Schlacht um Mittelerde II - Aufstieg des Hexenkönigs, El Señor de los Anillos: La Batalla por la Tierra Media II – El Resurgir del Rey Brujo, Il Signore degli Anelli: La Battaglia per la Terra di Mezzo II - L'Ascesa del Re Stregone, Le Seigneur des Anneaux: La Bataille pour la Terre du Milieu II - L'Avènement du Roi-sorcier, O Senhor dos Anéis: A Batalha pela Terra Média II - A Ascensão do Rei Bruxo, Pán prstenů: Bitva o Středozemi II - Vzkříšení Černokněžného krále, Ringarnas Herre: Slaget om Midgård II - Häxkungens Tid, Ringenes Herre: Kampen om Midgard II - Heksekongen, RotWK, Władca pierścieni: Bitwa o Śródziemie II - Król Nazguli
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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 Nazgûl 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.

The Rise of the Witch-king is the official expansion pack for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II. It introduces Angmar as the seventh playable faction, and a new singleplayer campaign which focuses on it, and which precedes the events of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. All six previously available factions now have access to new units and heroes.

The Create-A-Hero feature is expanded with the new Olog-hai class which consists of three troll subtypes, as well as new customization options for existing classes. There's also a new feature called "Variable Hero Cost" which allows players to gauge the recruitment price of their heroes.

The War of the Ring mode now has two new historical scenarios and the world map got an overall update to fit the new Angmar faction and the unplayable Arnor army that is present only in select scenarios.


  • Властелин Колец: Битва за Средиземье II - Под знаменем Короля-чародея - Russian spelling
  • เดอะลอร์ดออฟเดอะริงส์: แบทเทิลฟอร์มิดเดิลเอิร์ธ II - ไรส์ออฟเดอะวิทช์คิง - Thai spelling
  • 指环王 中土战争2:巫王之崛起 - Simplified Chinese spelling
  • 魔戒:中土戰爭Ⅱ:巫王的崛起 - Traditional Chinese spelling

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Game added by Sicarius.

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Game added December 18, 2006. Last modified January 18, 2024.