Not exactly what was said......
Quoted from Waxx:
Kaneda Posted after podcast:
UPDATE on this show after it went up as I got more details on the new LOTR offering.
1. Will be new LOTR art kit available vs entirely new game (not a vault)
2. Will be new cabinet art, PF art, backbox and translite art
3. Will need a LOTR to swap this kit in
4. New sculpt for game
5. PF swap will be required (ugh)
6. Kits will be limited and $$$
This is what was implied. Not a new release but rather new modifications to the current game if you own one.
With all the licensing needed for this title I think a remake would be hard to do without a heap of cash to forked over and that's if they can get the rights to do so again. I personally hope they do so more folks can enjoy this master piece but it will be tough.