Warner Bros. has announced Guardians of Middle-earth, a new multiplayer online battle arena game that will debut in spring on PSN and XBLA.

Developed by Monolith (F.E.A.R. 1 & 2, Condemned 1 & 2), the game will see up to 10 players compete in 5v5 competitive multiplayer battle arenas set in Middle-earth.

It offers the choice of 20 guardians including Gandalf, Sauron, Gollum, and Thráin for players to control in PvP matches.

The game will contain an in-game voice chat system, online stats, and a leader board system.

It will also feature tie-ins to the upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture, in the form of new playable guardians.