Today WB Interactive and Monolith Productions revealed that “Guardians of Middle Earth” players on Xbox 360 have an all-new playable character to add to their roster. The wizard Radagast is the first of four battle-hardened, downloadable Guardians arriving in the coming months.
Here’s Radagast’s official character bio:
Character Class: Enchanter
Radagast, one of the Maiar, is also known as the Brown Wizard and has an exceptional knowledge of the fauna and birds of Middle-earth. Hailing from Valinor in the Third Age, his original name was Aiwendil, meaning “bird-friend” in Elvish. He would go on to advise Gandalf the Grey before being unwittingly used by Saruman to lure Gandalf to Orthanc, ultimately leading to his capture during the War of the Ring. His fate after the War of the Ring remains unknown.
Vibrant Glade: +Attack Speed, Reduced Controlling Effects
Blackbird Song: Deals True Damage and Blinds Enemy Guardians and Creatures
Whispering Leaves: Deals Ability Damage, briefly Silences
Roots of Greenwood: Roots Enemies, slows and deals Ability Damage
In addition to the new character, players will also be able to compete in a new challenge this weekend. “The One Road” challenge will have players competing for the “Most Wins on a One-Lane Map” from Feb. 1st through Feb. 3rd to win 500 XP, 20,000 Gold, and three Mithril level items.
Unfortunately, Warner Bros. wasn’t very specific about when PS3 gamers would get the new character, only saying that Radagast will be available on PSN soon. The new Survival mode is also on the way.