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Announcement: Release Date and Box Art for Guardians of Middle-earth

Today we’re pleased to reveal the release date for Guardians of Middle-earth is December 4, 2012 for PlayStation Network, and Xbox LIVE will arrive on December 5, 2012. Guardians will be available for purchase* at select North American retailers, as well as via download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network beginning in early December.

The digital versions of Guardians of Middle-earth will be available for $14.99 on PlayStation Network beginning Dec. 4, 2012, and for a purchase price of 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360 this fall. Post-launch, downloadable content will also be available digitally, and can be purchased via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network individually or as a Season Pass. Guardians of Middle-earth will also be available at select North American retailers for $29.99 for PlayStation®3 beginning Dec. 4, 2012 and for Xbox 360 this fall. Included with the retail purchase of the game is pre-paid, discounted access to the digital content offered post-launch.  Versions of Guardians of Middle-earth for Xbox 360 will include Microsoft Points equal in value to the full game plus the Season Pass of downloadable content, while versions of the title for PlayStation®3 system will include PSN vouchers equal in value to the full game, plus the Season Pass of downloadable content. Digital content will consist of game maps, one bonus gameplay mode and several additional good and evil characters, some of which will be based on key characters in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture, which is set for release on Dec. 14, 2012, directed by Peter Jackson and a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
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*For Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360, this is a purchase of Microsoft Points. Consumer may redeem the Points to download Guardians of Middle-earth via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 or for other content available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. For PlayStation®Network, this is a purchase of a voucher that will be redeemed for Guardians of Middle-earth.