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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II

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The Battle for Middle-earth II is the second game in the real-time strategy genre by EA. Unlike its predecessor, the game is set mainly in the northern regions of Middle-earth. Factions include the Elves, Dwarves, Men of the West (a combination of Gondor and Rohan), and the Goblins, along with Mordor and Isengard. The gameplay includes naval battles, larger battalions, and more traditional base building, unlike the original. The game was released on March 2, 2006. The game has a special feature where you can create your own hero. The heros are from six categories, such wizard, dwarf, and servants of Sauron. Also, there are fourteen subcategories, such as hermit, taskmaster, and troll. This game has an expansion set called The Rise of the Witch King. It features Angmar as the new faction and has general gameplay improvements.