An EA analyst report and meeting (via ShackNews
) has revealed that Pandemic Studios is developing a new Lord of the Rings
title. The studio, which was recently acquired by EA along with BioWare, continues to work on the twice-delayed
destruction-fest, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Little is known about Pandemic's journey to Middle-Earth, save for EA CEO John Riccitiello's announcement that it will release during the publisher's 2009 fiscal year -- somewhere between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009. You'll know more when we know more.