DescriptionAfter 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.
- "魔戒：中土戰爭Ⅱ：巫王的崛起" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
- "指环王：中土战争II - 巫王的崛起" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "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
- "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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|PC Games (Germany)||Dec 26, 2006||83 out of 100||83|
|PC Action||Nov 22, 2006||82 out of 100||82|
|Game Informer Magazine||Feb, 2007||8.25 out of 10||82|
|GameSpy||Dec 01, 2006||80|
|Gamer Within||Jan 16, 2007||7.9 out of 10||79|
|Worth Playing||Mar 18, 2007||7.9 out of 10||79|
|GameStar (Germany)||Nov, 2006||72 out of 100||72|
|Gamer.nl||Jan 06, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Nov 30, 2006||14 out of 20||70|
|Eurogamer.de||Nov 28, 2006||7 out of 10||70|
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Related Web Sites
- Rise of the Witch-king section on GameReplays.org (Center of the competitive community and home to the unofficial 2.02 patch, which fixes numerous bugs, glitches, imbalances and oversights.)
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