Thursday, September 2, 2010

New 'Lord of the Rings: the War in the North' screens

One of the newest games to hold the license for the beloved LotR franchise, the War in the North seems to be doing a lot of things right.

From the RPG-ish feel to the bloody realtime combat, it's really shaping up to be a Lord of the rings game that fans can really get behind. That's something we haven't seen since the Two Towers and Return of the King games on last gen consoles- which, while great action romps, weren't exactly deep.

Read on for screens a some WitN fun facts-

Dwarven might

Create your own Fellowship ‐ Together, players and their friends will experience an epic, story‐based adventure through vast Middle‐earth to experience storylines and characters going beyond what has been seen in the feature films and previous games.
Hardly a fair fight... for the goblins

Play as a team or perish! ‐ Social play is redefined through groundbreaking online, interdependent co‐op gameplay which enables three different gamers to play as a complementary group where individual skills enhance the success of each team member.
Phosphorus Arrow?

Brutal Gameplay ‐ The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is the first M‐rated The Lord of the Rings game on the market, authentically derived from The Lord of the Rings lore and delivering on action RPG principles.

Intricate Character Customization from RPG Powerhouse – Players choose from three playable races: Human, Elf or Dwarf. Extensive customization allows for meaningful and rewarding RPG gameplay including established loot and reward systems. Snowblind’s history and credibility as an action/RPG gameplay studio makes them the perfect choice for creating an epic LOTR RPG.

Original Social Storyline ‐ Players will experience an original storyline created especially for the social, collaborative three‐player experience established within J.R.R. Tolkien’s lore and approved by the J.R.R. Tolkien estate

Challenge Missions ‐ Special missions consist of defensive positioning and group raids for up to 3 players, built especially for co‐op challenges and not tied to the story.