Guardians of Middle-earth is an action real-time strategy fantasy video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game is set in Middle-earth, and features several tie-ins to the original film trilogy. The game was released on December 4, 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was later released for Microsoft Windows on August 29, 2013.
Guardians of Middle-earth will offer ten-player fights in an arena, with 5-on-5 multiplayer action. Players can fight as over 20 iconic guardians from Middle-earth including Gandalf and Sauron which each have unique abilities to use in combat. The main objective of the battles is to destroy the enemy's base. Expansion packs were launched periodically to coincide with the release ofThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, that included characters from the film such as Thorin Oakenshield and The Great Goblin.