"I think we're the first to bring that full experience onto consoles," Olander told me as I played a quick, 15-minute match against several other combatants. "To us it just makes a lot of sense."

DOTA, League of Legends, and every other popular MOBA game so far have been PC exclusives, but thanks to Guardians of Middle Earth, that's going to change.

"For us, it was really about being able to bring a brand-new competitive experience to the consoles. It so happens that we were big fans of the MOBA genre, and we thought that would work really well," Olander said. "There's lots of shooters, etc. on the console, but nothing quite like this."