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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.

Screenshots

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king Windows Title screen showing the Angmar fortress
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king Windows The basic combatant unit for Angmar is the Thrall Master, who can call one of four different infantry squads...
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king Windows The Witch-King's allies, trolls and wolves
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king Windows ...like these Gundabad Warriors. But, should the Thrall Master die, so will all remaining units in the squad.

Promo Images

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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king Other UK cover art - CMYK
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king Screenshot
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king Screenshot

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Alternate Titles

  • "魔戒:中土戰爭Ⅱ:巫王的崛起" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "指环王:中土战争II - 巫王的崛起" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Властелин Колец: Битва за Средиземье II - Под знаменем Короля-чародея" -- Russian spelling
  • "Władca pierścieni: Bitwa o Śródziemie II - Król Nazguli" -- Polish title
  • "RotWK" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Ringenes Herre: Kampen om Midgard II - Heksekongen" -- Norwegian title
  • "Ringarnas Herre: Slaget om Midgård II - Häxkungens Tid" -- Swedish title
  • "Pán prstenů: Bitva o Středozemi II - Vzkříšení Černokněžného krále" -- Czech title
  • "O Senhor dos Anéis: A Batalha pela Terra Média II - A Ascensão do Rei Bruxo" -- Portuguese title
  • "Le Seigneur des Anneaux: La Bataille pour la Terre du Milieu II - L'Avenement du Roi Sorcier" -- French title
  • "Il Signore degli Anelli: La Battaglia per la Terra di Mezzo II - L'Ascesa del Re Stregone" -- Italian title
  • "เดอะลอร์ดออฟเดอะริงส์: แบทเทิลฟอร์มิดเดิลเอิร์ธ II - ไรส์ออฟเดอะวิทช์คิง" -- Thai spelling
  • "El Señor de los Anillos: La Batalla por la Tierra Media II – El Resurgir del Rey Brujo" -- Spanish title
  • "Der Herr der Ringe: Die Schlacht um Mittelerde II - Aufstieg des Hexenkönigs" -- German title
  • "A Gyűrűk Ura: Harc Középföldéért II - A Boszorkánykirály Felemelkedése" -- Hungarian title

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Critic Reviews

ActionTrip Dec 01, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Dec 12, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2007 8.25 out of 10 82
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 12, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamer Within Jan 16, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
4Players.de Dec 04, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 30, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Gamer.nl Jan 06, 2007 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.

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Sicarius (61583) added The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king (Windows) on Dec 15, 2006