Most of the above video focuses on the creation of the live action teaser that Turbine Entertainment and Warner Bros. premiered during E3 last week, and they mostly discuss how “realistic” and lore-fitting that they wanted the short film to fulfill.
The teaser was created for the Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan expansion pack. The new content introduces the realm of Rohan to the free-to-play world of LOTRO, and the Riders of Rohan will be the fourth major expansion pack to the MMO.
According to Turbine, the kingdom of Rohan will be three-times larger than Moria and introduces mounted combat to the game. Players can join up with the Rohirrim and ride to war atop a war-steed. The steeds are supposed to be customizable with armor and skill leveling.
An original storyline has been introduced for the new pack where players can “witness the breaking of the Fellowship at Amon Hen; forge alliances with the Ents of Fangorn; and aid Eomer, nephew of Theoden, as he seeks to protect his homeland from the growing Shadow.” With the storyline there’s also going to be a new level cap of 85, a number of new quests, gear, deeds, and favors to earn.
The Riders of Rohan pack for LOTRO will be out on September 5.