We couldn’t be much more excited about today’s release of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment if we tried. As the first M-rated video game bearing The Lord of the Rings name, this game promises lots of blood-soaked mayhem. Don’t believe us? Check out the new video vignette that dropped today focusing on a simple – though key – element of this title: slaying Orcs!
An assemblage of faces from the gaming and entertainment worlds, as well as key members of the Snowblind Studios team, not only discuss the sheer fun obliterating the foul creatures that terrorize Middle-earth but also speak to the violence depicted in the pages of the books to describe war torn Middle-earth. Sean Astin and Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings), Brian Posehn (“The Sarah Silverman Show”), and Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”) comment on the hordes of Orc players will face in the game along with other foes that will pursue them from Troll to Goblins to Fell Beasts and more. Gaming personalities Eric Eckstein (G4), Alison Haislip (G4) and Miri Jedeikin address the combination of the visceral combat with the depth and character development of the RPG elements. Noted Tolkien scholar Corey Olsen points out the scribe’s own experience with war, particularly World Wars I and II.
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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