Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. have confirmed that Lord of the Rings: Guardians of Middle Earth will be released via Xbox Live Arcade on December 5.
As previously announced, the PSN version for PS3 will be released on December 4. It'll cost £11.99 on PSN, and 1200 MS Points on XBLA.
Developed by FEAR developer Monolith and designed to tie-in with the upcoming Hobbit movie, the arena-based multiplayer game sees two teams of up to five players trading blows.
A 'Battle Profile' gameplay video through here offers a sneak peek at the strengths, weaknesses and abilities of Gollum and Gandalf.