Xbox 360 owners now get to taste the delicious flavor of large scale battles over the fate of Middle Earth as the demo for EA and Pandemic's Lord of the Rings Conquest hits Live.

Out for the PlayStation 3 for a good week and a half now, the Lord of the Rings: Conquest demo is now available on the Xbox 360, allowing players to try out the Star Wars: Battlefront style gameplay in Tolkien's fantastical world of Hobbits and Orcs. It's a multiplayer demo, but since this is a Middle Earth game I'm sure they'll keep the racial epitaphs strictly in-character.

The 1.25GB download is available right now, giving players plenty to do over the remainder of the long holiday weekend. Enjoy!

Demo: Lord of the Rings: Conquest™ Multiplayer Demo [Xbox Live's Major Nelson]