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The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria

Codies happy to let these guys handle localisation again.


Codemasters Online, the European distributor and operator of The Lord of the Rings Online™ and Partnertrans, one of the leading interactive entertainment localisation agencies, are pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership for the forthcoming localisation of The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria, the recently announced expansion pack for the internationally recognised and highly successful MMORPG.

“In today's challenging market, reliability and professionalism in localisation are paramount. Partnertrans consistently deliver on both counts,” commented Jim Brown, Director CO Studio. “The localisation of The Lord of the Rings Online has received rave reviews in both France and Germany and has further strengthened the already tremendous success of the title worldwide.”

As part of the partnership, Partnertrans will provide localisation, audio recordings and additional linguistic support for The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria, the first retail expansion for the award-winning, massively multiplayer, online role-playing game for which Partnertrans has been providing localisation support since August 2006.

”The quality of localisation for such an internationally successful brand is paramount. We are extremely pleased to be able to deliver such a high quality service to gamers across the world,” commented Iris Ludolf, International Operations Director of Partnertrans and executive in charge of the project. “Working with such a professional partner like Codemasters Online has been a great experience, and we are excited to continue our contribution to the success of the game.”

The Lord of the Rings Online is an award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game that delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time. From the picturesque surroundings of the Shire to the upcoming expansion to Moria, the most fearsome underground realm ever imagined, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never before.

The Lord of the Rings Online is available for purchase at major retailers across Europe. For more information or to download a free trial, visit www.trylotro.com


About Partnertrans

Partnertrans was formed in 1998, and is now one of the leading providers of localisation solutions to the interactive entertainment industry today. Located in Germany, Partnertrans has contributed to thousands of projects to date, and is currently working for clients including Codemasters Online Gaming, Ubisoft, SCEE, Ignition Entertainment, Deep Silver, Disney Mobile, Gameloft, Mr. Goodliving, Real Networks and many more.

The founders of Partnertrans represent a combined total of more than 30 years' experience in the area of localisation. Their range of services includes localisation project evaluation, localisation project management, translation from and to all of the world's major languages, voice production, localisation quality assurance, proof-reading/editing, localisation of graphic material, implementation of localised materials, layout of print materials, adaptation of marketing materials (including web sites) for target markets and DVD-related work.

Partnertrans works on all platforms and various mobile devices.

For more information please visit www.partnertrans.com.

About Codemasters

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include Colin McRae: DiRT, Overlord, Race Driver: GRID and Operation Flashpoint. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Universal City, California. The company also maintains operations in Germany, France, Spain, Benelux and Malaysia. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com

About Tolkien Enterprises

The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises is the holder of worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other rights in J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary works The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Tolkien Enterprises has been producing and licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on Tolkien’s works for 30 years. Its headquarters are in Berkeley, California, and its website may be found at www.tolkien-ent.com.


“The Lord of the Rings Online,” “Shadows of Angmar,” “Middle-earth,” “Mines of Moria,” “The Lord of the Rings,” and the names of the characters, events, items and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises under license to Turbine, Inc. Turbine and the Turbine logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Turbine, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Ed Relf

Codemasters Online

+44 1926 814 132


Iris Ludolf

Partnertrans GmbH

+49 2104 172659


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