Pandemic Studios has announced the development of The Lord of the Rings: Conquest for the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PC and Nintendo DS platforms.

In a partnership with New Line Cinema, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an action-packed game created by the same Pandemic Studios team behind the best-selling Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II titles. Set in The Lord of the Rings universe of J.R.R. Tolkien as depicted by the Academy Award-winning films, players will finally fight the entirety of these epic battles any way they want. In addition to crusading as the heroic forces of good, for the first time ever in a The Lord of the Rings action title they’ll conquer Middle-earth while playing as the legions of Sauron’s evil army, including cave-trolls, oliphaunts, the balrog and Sauron himself.

The game is set for a global release in spring 2008.

Lord of the Rings Conquest

Source: EA