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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North announced with a teaser

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North announced with a teaser

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment introduces its next Multiplayer Action RPG based on the Lord of The Ring license with this teaser. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is expected in 2011 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Press release:


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, an epic multiplayer action/RPG video game based on the renowned novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, is set to launch on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows® in 2011.

Developed in association with Middle-earth Enterprises, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North explores both original and familiar narrative elements as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment holds the rights to develop video games based on both the literary and motion picture content from The Lord of the Rings. Breaking new ground as a mature RPG video game set in Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North advances the RPG paradigm through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship to fight Sauron’s forces in the North.

“With The Lord of the Rings: War in the North we are taking a mature approach to the widely celebrated property with authentic portrayals of battles and all new storylines,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Utilising the award-winning and passionate development team at Snowblind Studios, we are looking to evolve the RPG experience and deliver The Lord of the Rings game fans have been waiting for.”

“In The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Snowblind will deliver an action RPG for core gamers featuring authentic narrative and environmental locations from J.R.R. Tolkien’s original The Lord of the Rings,” said Ryan Geithman, Founder and Studio Head of Snowblind Studios. “This game is a natural evolution of the acclaimed RPG gameplay that Snowblind has consistently delivered over the past years. Players and fans will experience an innovative approach to online co-op gameplay, woven throughout every facet of the game in a way that only Snowblind can deliver.”

In The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, players can become the heroes in the great battle of the North as part of the epic War of the Ring. Exploring unseen lands, story elements and characters from Middle-earth as well as elements familiar from past feature films, gamers will experience extensive character customization and development, expansive co-op gameplay options and upgradeable weapons, skills and special abilities.

For more information about The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, please visit <1c17>http://www.warinthenorth.com.

Teaser

All comments

Commented on 2010-03-19 16:54:14
Might be the first LOTR game I buy,I love LOTR but not the games.
Commented on 2010-03-19 16:58:01
Hmmm some in game stuff would have been better, anyone can make nice CGI.
Commented on 2010-03-19 17:05:29 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Hmmm some in game stuff would have been better, anyone can make nice CGI.
Can you?
Commented on 2010-03-19 17:36:47 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Hmmm some in game stuff would have been better, anyone can make nice CGI.
More of this pollution.
Commented on 2010-03-19 19:35:33
So will it be more like the hack and slash type game on the original Xbox (which I love) or more like the most recent failure?
Commented on 2010-03-19 19:43:13
just set dragon age in the Lord of the rings universe and i'll be happy.. it's already one step away as it is
Commented on 2010-03-19 20:03:31 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
just set dragon age in the Lord of the rings universe and i'll be happy.. it's already one step away as it is
Yeah, when I see poor LotR games I always think "just play dragon age". Same setting for the most part and one of the best RPGs in a long time. Between that and ME2 it's been great for RPG gamers as of late.
Commented on 2010-03-19 20:59:10 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
Can you?
When I said anyone I meant any game studio, you knew exactly what I meant.
Commented on 2010-03-19 21:02:54
I genuinely enjoyed some of the LOTR games.

Battle For Middle Earth I & II and the hack 'n slash games I remember quite fondly -I still partake in the occasional skirmish with BFME2-. Heck even the MMO wasn't bad.
Commented on 2010-03-19 21:35:26 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
When I said anyone I meant any game studio, you knew exactly what I meant.
XD
Commented on 2010-03-19 22:42:38
As long as it's more like a mix of Third Age and Return of the King and less like Conquest :\
Commented on 2010-03-20 01:41:36
The cgi in this video isn't even that good...
Commented on 2010-03-20 12:27:41
I'm setting a big questionmark on that troll getting a suntan...
Commented on 2010-03-20 20:33:04
It's worth reminding that these guys were responsible for Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on the Playstation, which was one of my favourite games on that particular system.

My guess is that this will be its spiritual successor, which makes me very excited - and hopeful - for this one.

Of course, even if this is the case, I don't expect it to be exactly the same. I reckon they'll probably try and implement a combat system similar to the old LOTR games on the PS2 which, once again, has me very hopeful.

This oustanding piece of work deserves an outstanding game. Simple as.

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