Want to learn more about the story and design process behind Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios’ upcoming action-RPG The Lord of the Rings: War in the North? Forutnately, the publisher-developer duo has put out a new behind the scenes video to detail just that. You can check it out below, as well as read on to learn more about the game itself.
Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios share a new behind the scenes video for the upcoming Action RPG The Lord of the Rings: War in the North featuring insight on the story and design process for the title. We invite you to learn about the team’s inspiration and the methods employed by the passionate team at Snowblind, as the newest chapter in J.R.R. Tolkien’s legacy comes to life.
Fans are well-versed in the war to the South, but as told by Gandalf himself, Middle-earth would have fallen without the bravery of a few heroes in the North. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North development team, including game designers, engineers, art directors and more, have committed to visualizing the unknown tale of the war in the North for fans who have only dreamed of it. Lesser-known areas and environments in literature have been fully realized in-game in stunning form, such as the ominous citadel known as Carn Dûm. Prepare to take a very long road into darkness, uncovering the quest to save Middle-earth on a brand new battle-front.
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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an intense Action RPG video game based on the renowned works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Evolving the RPG genre 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 J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Exploring previously unseen lands, storylines and characters as well as those familiar from past feature films, 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 is slated to launch on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Games for Windows in 2011.