Guardians of Middle-Earth Coming to PS3

Guardians of Middle-Earth is an upcoming  multiplayer online battle arena game for the Playstation 3. It will be set in The Lord of The Rings universe and incorporate traditional MOBA gameplay, with an emphasis on teamwork and strategy.

Throughout the game, players will be split into two teams and then must battle to destroy the opposing team’s base. Guardians of Middle-Earth is releasing mainly on home consoles because it has a heavy focus on cinematic gameplay, a style most PC MOBAs shy from.

The Lord of the Ring’s characters announced for the game include wizards Gandalf and Sauron.

A release date for Guardians of Middle-Earth on Playstation 3 has been confirmed as December 4th (US) and December 7th (UK).

The game will cost £24.99/$29.99 from retailers and £11.99/$14.99 on the Playstation Store. Retail copies are more expensive as they’ll come bundled with some future DLC, PSN vouchers and a season pass for the game.

Guardians of Middle-Earth will release just weeks after its Warner Brothers counterpart, Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game.