The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II for Xbox 360 is releasing today. Next-Gen talks to EA about the game's prospects and gauges press reaction.
One good thing about the summer game release doldrums is that when a game is released, there isn't much competing noise to drown out its arrival--a nice advantage for the marketing folks who are trying to get the word out about their game. Case in point, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II for Xbox 360, which is releasing today.
Yes, this game was released back in March on PC, so the public has already had a taste of the marketing push, but the Xbox 360 version is of special note, being a next-generation console real-time strategy game.