News: Lord of the Rings: War in the North Release Date Announced

Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Fans of action RPGs and the Middle-Earth alike can rejoice as Lord of the Rings: War in the North has a final American release date set. The most recent addition into the fantasy realm that is Middle-Earth is being developed by Snowblind Studios and produced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is set to hit the shelves on November 1st of this year for the XBox 360, PlayStaion 3 and PC. Most well known for their work on the titles Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath, Snowblind Studios has already made a name for themselves in the Action RPG genre. The game draws inspiration from both the books and the movies, taking you to locations old and new. The story will follow a group of heroes not mentioned in the books as they battle against evils rising in the North while the war against Sauron rages on in the South. Being the first Lord of the Rings title expected to get a Mature rating, the visceral combat will allow you to face the brutal realities of war like never before. The game will have the option of 1-3 player co-op, and will feature a unique looting system that allows each player to loot the same chest once, as well as the ablility to adjust the amount of experience the co-op partners will receive.


  1. Looks good, I regard this game with some cautious optimism.

  2. I’m not a Lord of the Rings fan, but adding in new things to the series might end pretty badly…

  3. Well, the Third Age game on the gamecube was pretty fun. and Snowblind has made some pretty legit titles as far as Action RPGs go. Plus, you get to call in a big eagle to eat your enemies!

  4. The Third Age was pretty fun? Did…did we not play the same game? Because all I remember of that game is a crappy Final Fantasy X clone with a mediocre story and horribly generic characters.

  5. To be fair the FFX battle system was awesome, and the Third Age story was a threadbare nonentity – so it didn’t really add or subtract from the experience, provided that story was not what you were looking for.

    I certainly hope that War in the North is better though …

  6. I agree with this SN. the story wasn’t great, but the gameplay was pretty good. it was fun to play. and War in the North looks a lot better as far as story and gameplay both go. I hope that it meets expectations…

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