Yes, the game is entirely based on the books and not the made-up story of Peter Jackson.
Originally Posted by Gagmuk
OP: Yes, everything in-game is included in the download and there will only be more when the game is updated.
You can visit any area that's in the game but we have not yet got as far as Edoras.
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