DEVELOPER DIARY | X360, PS3 Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 7:35 PM

LOTR War in the North explains itself

LOTR War in the North explains itself

The developers of Snowblind tell us a bit more about The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, which will give you another chance to dive into the world imagined by Tolkien and be a part of it.

Behind the Scenes

All comments

Commented on 2011-02-17 20:19:26
Agandaur, the game's antagonist, definitely looks like something Tolkien would imagine. Very impressed with how they're handling the lore - which, as a Tolkienite, is very important.

Hopefully we'll get more gameplay videos soon.
Commented on 2011-02-17 20:40:52
LOTR movies are my top favorite, period!

But when it comes to games, all of them have failed, IMO, I hope this one is THE LOTR us fans has waited for.

The only question I got really is if we can customize your appearence, outfits, equipment...if thats the case, damn nice.

With Dragon Age 2 coming out I really hope this one delivers.

But the game seems to be quite far off, so I hope they make it good and take their time considering 2011 is filled with awesome games there is no rush.
Commented on 2011-02-17 22:18:25
The game looks very good,i hope this is the definitive LOTR game.
Commented on 2011-02-18 13:02:46
Is it a button masher? God I'd love something like this with RPG elements, had a lot of fun playing the old Xbox game co-op.
Commented on 2011-02-18 13:37:05 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Posted by Viginti_Tres
Is it a button masher? God I'd love something like this with RPG elements, had a lot of fun playing the old Xbox game co-op.
Not exactly; it's as much an RPG as it is an action game, as opposed to those old Xbox games - which I absolutely loved by the way.

Think Diablo/Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, except with a closer camera perspective and more elaborate combat moves.
Commented on 2011-02-18 19:09:40
That sounds good, really hopeful about this one.

About the game

What's up?
  • GriftGFX
    GriftGFX I love Yu Suzuki, but Shenmue's most lasting influences are quick time events and memes. (15 minutes ago)
  • nostradamus
    nostradamus Shenmue is more influential than almost any sega game. it's a yu suzuki game, he defines generas. (24 minutes ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts @b0vril: I'm sure there will be that too. And I wish I was kidding, but somehow I think Ubisoft will find a way. lol (5 Hours ago)
  • b0vril
    b0vril @Sdarts: lol, I read that as "far-right mechanics". (6 Hours ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts There will also be a map editor. And you will be able to do fishing - which you kinda could in Far Cry 4, but that was using guns and explosives. (7 Hours ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts There's a lot of details and 4 trailers inside. You will be able to play as either a man or a woman, and choose the color of your skin. You will also be able to play co-op, just like Far Cry 4. (7 Hours ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts EuroGamer - Far Cry 5 introduces airplanes, muscle cars and far-right fanatics: [url] (7 Hours ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
Top stories