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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.
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.
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
Lord of the Rings games and movies always have such great concept art
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.