Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Lord of the Rings: War in the North

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a co-op Action RPG, from the developers of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring. Set in Middle-earth during the time of the War of the Ring, but separate from its events, War in the North is inspired by both the Lord of the Rings books and movies allowing players to draw their swords, notch their axes, bend their bows and raise their staffs against a wide range of deadly enemies and traverse both established and never-before-seen locations. The result is a journey that is both epic and intimate, familiar yet unexpected.

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Become One of the Unknown Heroes on Middle-earth

"With his far reaching rich hand Sauron might have done great evil in the North. Yet all that has been averted because a handful of heroes stood in his path." - Gandalf the White

The Dúnedain ranger Eradan, Andriel the Elf and Farin the Dwarf battling a troll in Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Action RPG Lord of the Rings adventure firmly based in Tolkien lore and co-op gameplay.
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The Black Númenórean lord, Agandaûr and his mount in Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Face off against Sauron's deadly Black Númenórean lord, Agandaûr.
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In The lord of the Rings: War in the North you are one of these heroes. Inspired by events from the famous book trilogy and their retelling in Peter Jackson's films, the game features stunning visuals, brutally realistic combat, a unique and compelling new story, and innovative cooperative gameplay that pits you and your friends against the dark forces of Middle-earth. In this game you will form your own fellowship and fight against Sauron's forces at the North.

Playable Characters and Co-op Gameplay

The gameplay in The lord of the Rings: War in the North is all about cooperation. Players will take on the role of either Eradan, a Dúnedain ranger, Andriel, an Elf or Farin, a Dwarf. Each will have special abilities tied to their race - for example, a Dúnedain can combine different objects to create unique items for use or sale in-game; Elves possess superior sight, which will lead you to shortcuts and recognition of trouble ahead; and Dwarves have the ability to notice weaknesses at the walls and break them in order to find secret caves with different loots. Each race with have character class possibilities as well as legendary weapons. Once characters are established, they must band together in multiplayer action, working together to combat hordes enemies. These enemies include goblins pouring from their strongholds in the Misty Mountains, Uruk-hai from Isengard, savage wargs in the wilderness, giant spiders infesting Mirkwood, massive trolls and most dramatic and dangerous of all, bosses like Agandaûr, a deadly Black Númenórean lord who long ago was tempted and turned by the lies of Sauron.

Along your journey you will also cross paths with Lord of the Rings characters familiar and not so familiar, fulfilling little known but important events of the wider War of the Ring. These include: Aragorn's scouting party of the North, while Frodo recovers in Rivendell from the wound he suffered at Weathertop; missions with the Elven sons of Elrond, Elladan and Elrohir; the responsibilities of the wizard, Radagast the Brown; encounters with the great eagles of the Misty Mountains and more.

Key Game Features

  • A brutal new The Lord of the Ring adventure set during, but separate from the main events of the War of the Ring
  • An exciting main story campaign coupled with dozens of side quests
  • Cross paths with your favorite Lord of the Ring heroes, as well as more obscure characters
  • Classic Action-RPG action that centers on co-op gameplay and character development
  • Three playable races - Dúnedain (man), Elf, Dwarf, each with its own storyline and unique quests
  • Multiple character classes including Mage, Scout and Warrior
  • Magic abilities including active (fire, lightning and ice spells) as well passive (morale bonuses, protective shields/wards) spells
  • The ability to craft items and potions
  • A special Challenge Mode consisting of missions and maps built especially for co-op gameplay and not tied to the main campaign

Additional Screenshots

A Dwarf cutting down an Uruk-hai in close combat in Lord of the Rings: War in the North
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Surrounded by orcs during forest combat in Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Frightening foes.
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The Great Eagle Beleram from Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Powerful allies.
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Using a shield spell during combat in Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Multiple weapons & magic types.
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Company: Warner Bros

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