Lord of the Rings MOBA Guardians of Middle-earth will hit PC on August 29, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today.
The PC version is in development at Zombie Studios (Blacklight: Retribution), not Monolith Productions, which created the original Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.
According to Warner Bros., Zombie Studios worked "closely" with Monolith on the game.
All downloadable content from the console version of Guardians of Middle-earth will be included on PC. This includes all 36 Guardians, as well as map skins (The Shire, Goblintown, and Mirkwood), and the Survival gameplay mode.
Gamers who already purchased Guardians of Middle-earth for either Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 are eligible for a free download of the PC version. Warner Bros. did not detail how this promotion will work.
Guardians of Middle-earth for PC will be available on PC through Steam with full Steamworks integration. This includes matchmaking, leaderboards, Big Picture mode, and controller support.
Exclusive to the PC version of Guardians of Middle-earth will be alternate skin options for all 36 Guardians. One example given was a Gandalf the White version and Gandalf the Grey.
Guardians of Middle-earth on PC will be available for purchase in a variety of bundles. Players can buy the standard game for $20, which includes playable Guardians Gandalf, Galadriel, Hildifons, Mozgog, Bert, Legolas, and their alternate skins.
The $80 Mithril Edition includes all 36 playable Guardians and their alternate skins, as well as the Mithril Guardian Elic and a buddy key.
Guardian packs (six in all) will be available for $15 and include five Guardians and their alternate skins. Lastly, Smaug's Treasure--which features Smaug's greed Relic and in-game gold--will be available at launch for $10