We haven’t given The Lord of the Rings: War in the North a lot of coverage here on Dread Central, but when we heard that it breaks new ground as the first LOTR video game to embrace the gritty and brutal reality of Middle-earth with creatures more fearsome than orcs, more cunning than trolls, and more loathsome than giant spiders, well, we just had to share this new “Big Boss Vignette” with our readers.
Lurking in the forgotten tombs of Barrow-downs, dwelling amongst the fallen dead, the Barrow-wights wait under reign of the Barrow-wight Lord. Revealed in this new video, the Barrow-wight Lord has overtaken this sacred Ranger burial ground. He uses magic and minions most foul to spread the rule of evil in the darkness and death of his lair.
The battle cry of the dwarf, the sword of the human, the staff of the elf – all must be used to best this most despicable boss and its hordes of skeletal servants. The Barrow-wight Lord uses his powers to pit man against man, friend against friend – only the strongest of Fellowships will best him.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an intense Action RPG video game based on the novel and films of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship, the game breaks new ground as the first The Lord of the Rings video game to embrace the gritty and brutal reality of Middle-earth. Exploring previously unseen lands, storylines and characters as well as those familiar from The Lord of the Rings film and novel trilogies, gamers experience expansive co-op gameplay and upgradeable weapons, character customization and development, skills and special abilities. Gamers must play together or perish as they work to defeat Sauron’s forces in the North.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios launches November 1st for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC. For more visit the official The Lord of the Rings: War in the North website.
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