Decipher, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE-Denver, formerly the guys from Worlds Apart Productions), and New Line Cinema announce today that The LOTR Online TCG will continue to operate and serve players through June 30, 2010. The sale of all digital cards for the game will stop on June 30, 2007. The companies join together in thanking the player base for their active support and enthusiastic participation in the game during its very successful run.
Beginning early June and continuing through June 30, 2007, Decipher and SOE-Denver will offer players the opportunity to purchase a special, one-time only commemorative package that contains one of each card in the following sets of LOTR TCG: The Wraith Collection, Rise of Saruman, Treachery and Deceit, and Ages End. The price of this package will be $25 for a total of 333 cards. As an added gesture of appreciation, Fellowship Members who maintained their active membership during the past six months and who subsequently purchase the special commemorative package will also receive a full parallel foil set as well (one foil copy of each card in the commemorative package).
In June, Decipher and SOE-Denver will hold a final tournament, free to all current players, to celebrate the impressive run of The Lord of the Rings Online TCG. The top five finishers in that tournament will each receive a digital playset (four copies of each card) of every The Lord of the Rings Online TCG card ever sold. Check the site and message boards for more details in the coming weeks.