As promised, EA has released a demo of The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II through Xbox Live Marketplace.

The demo weighs in at 848.84MB and includes single and multiplayer elements.

Offline, as well a tutorial to show you how you're meant to play an RTS game on a control pad, there's the first mission of the War in the North campaign.

That's not all the Lord of the Rings content on Marketplace either - with a theme pack having been added recently too.

The Battle for Middle-earth II is out in Europe on Xbox 360 today.

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Modders remake The Battle for Middle-Earth in Unreal

You! Shall not! Pass without a cease and desist!

BFME2 multiplayer patch

No more quitting out on 360.

BFME2 360 maps released

Cost you a couple of pints.

LOTR 360 demo today

Plus, NCAA for US/Canada.

Battle for Middle-Earth II on 360

First Rings game for Live, too.