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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Lord of The Rings: War In The North Combat Trailer

When J. R. R. Tolkien created Middle-earth he built a mythology much larger than three books. While the Lord of The Rings trilogy sits at the core of Tolkien’s massive fiction, there are thousands of untold stories only hinted at in the books. One such story, The War In The North, will finally be coming to life thanks to Warner Bros’ upcoming action/RPG.

Snowblind Studios, the team behind classic action/RPG’s like Champions of Norrath and Justice League Heroes, has worked closely with Tolkein’s estate to craft an official story surrounding the events that took place in the Northern kingdoms while Gandolf and Aragorn were fighting in Mordor and Minas Tirith.

The War In The North will allow up to three players to join forces in a journey that has them waging war against Agandaur, one of Sauron’s most powerful lieutenants. The games bloody violence surprised us a little during our hands on time, but War In The North’s variety of weapon upgrades and mix of powers should make the game more than your average dungeon grind when it releases later this year. But don’t take our word for it, check out the game in action below.

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  • I really want this game to be great.  Looks cool so far, but I'm keeping my optimism in check...we'll see how the gameplay turns out.

  • Looks okay, although I really can't see this standing out much amongst all the other "okay" lord of the rings games. Seems like they're putting too much emphasis on combat.

    I'm still waiting for an open-world lord of the rings RPG that isn't so combat-heavy, or too cinematic for that matter. There's so much more to Tolkien's world than just war and fighting.

    Also, who the hell is Agandaur? They've said in previous videos that they want to be true to Tolkien's work, yet from what I can see, they're not only relying heavily on imagery etc. from the films, but also making up characters which don't exist in Tolkien's history of middle-earth.
  • I hate to say this, but I have never watched any of the films all the way through. I guess if I do pick this game up I will be missing a large chunk of backstory.
  • Please spell "Gandalf" correctly...

  • Looks like they are proud of their decapitation tech.

  • Big bosses don't impress me anymore, but the combat looks good so far, the game looks great. :)

  • Hope this is good.

  • Lord of the Rings are still the best movies of all time and this game, for the love of all that is holy...needs to be amazing
  • It looks like it could have potential still. I would really love a great new game in the Lord of the Rings universe, but it remains to be seen. This could go either way.

  • I love most LOTR games. I even enjoyed Conquest alot. So I'm keeping my hopes up for this. It does seem a bit vioelent though for a LOTR game. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

  • Hell yeah thats an awesome evil knight, thats what I would look like lol

  • Well the graphics and movements look awesome, if it were a ps2 or xbox game. Looks like they are really rushing this game, although I hope I am wrong
  • Lord of the Rings games and movies always have such great concept art

  • Hmm I'm interested but based on the backgrounds of where they were fighting it looks like it'll be very linear corridors/paths throughout the game.

    I hope I'm wrong and it's more open world than that but I think it'll be easily overlooked due to Skyrim.
  • Getting my hopes up for nothing... we have yet to see IN-GAME COMBAT (or interface)... wake me up for that please.
  • Looks good, but I'd rather see some real-time game play footage. You can make almost any game look good with slow motion and a variety of camera angles.

  • Looks like a big turn in terms of previous LotR games.  Looks actually pretty good.  

  • I hope this game is good. I just hope they come out with some gameplay footage soon as it is supposed to be coming out this year.

  • Spelled Gandalf wrong.

  • Screw the heroes, I wanna control the orcs.

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