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.