Mines of Moria gets a November 18th release date

Mines of Moria, the first expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, has been given a release date of November 18th for both the NA and EU today. That means we're only about a month away from ten new levels, two new classes, legendary weapons, angry Balrogs and the under-mountain Dwarf kingdom of Khazad-dum. Those who decide to pre-order Mines of Moria will have access to an offer of $199.99 for a lifetime subscription. Considering that Turbine has said there's going to be plenty of expansions, including another one next year, this is an incredibly valuable investment for anyone enamored with the virutal Middle-earth.

Also being offered are in-game bonus items, although the list differs slightly depending on your choice between retail or digital stores. Make sure to make a wise purchase decision by checking our our exclusive developer tour of the new expansion. We've also got a fantastic video that delves ... just maybe a little too deep. Find the lists of preorder items and their differences after the cut.
%Gallery-33074%

Participating retail stores:
  • The Cloak of Sunset, a unique cloak emblazoned with an image of the Hollin Gate.
  • An exclusive in-game Moria character title - "Moria Expeditionary".
  • 1 in-game token, which allows players to choose 1 of 8 unique in-game items after launch

Participating digital stores:
  • The Cloak of Sunset, a unique cloak emblazoned with an image of the Hollin Gate which will be available to players upon upgrading
  • An exclusive in-game Moria character title - "Moria Expeditionary" which will be available to players upon upgrading
  • 3 in-game token, which allows players to choose 3 of 8 unique in-game items after Mines of Moria launches
As you can see, the only difference is the in-game tokens given and amount of in-game items available to players. Digitally downloaded copies will offer two additional tokens, which is a nice bonus for players opting out of a boxed copy.

[Update] Corrected the mix-up in retail versus digital copies of Mines of Moria. Thanks Drew!
This article was originally published on Massively.