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

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Developer BreakAway Games, EA Los Angeles
Publisher Electronic Arts
Platforms Windows
Release Date 28.11.2006 (US) | 29.11.2006 (DE) | 30.11.2006 (FR/ES/IT/NL/NO/SE/BR) | 01.12.2006 (UK/CZ) | 07.12.2006 (NZ) | 11.12.2006 (RU)
Current Version 2.01
Multiplayer LAN | T3A:Online
DRM SafeDisc v4 + custom trigger + serial key (retail) | Origin DRM (Origin)
Unavailable for purchase

What is The Rise of the Witch-king?

The official expansion pack for The Battle for Middle-earth II, outsourced to BreakAway Games. Unlike the base game, it did not have an Xbox 360 version.

Acting as a prequel to the events of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the story of The Rise of the Witch-king follows, as the name shows, the Witch-king and his rising influence in the land of Angmar, where he builds an army of corrupted men, trolls, and wolves. There is only one central campaign, with a separate epilogue featuring good factions fighting off the Witch-king’s army.

Angmar is the seventh playable faction in the game, while the existing factions got some new units to fight with. The War of the Ring mode has been expanded with more scenarios, including some that involve the unplayable Arnor faction (which is a combination of good factions’ units), and the Create-A-Hero mechanic received some new options for players to customize their very own heroes with.

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Names in different languages

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


ESRB: Teen | Fantasy Violence, Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB
PEGI: 12 | Violence, Online
USK: 12

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