Warner Brothers have announced they will be releasing a new Lord of the Rings based RPG on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. They have promised that the game will be “mature” – although it’s not quite clear what that means within the context of the game.
Subtitled “War in the North” the game will present new storylines that run parallel to action that occured in the main “War of the Ring” story arc. It will also take players to parts of Middle Earth not seen before, as well as presenting some familiar settings.
Online co-op will be included – a given for any game these days – and characters can be created and customised. All the main “good” races will be there to choose from; Elves, Dwarves and the various men bloodlines. Weapons and skills will all be upgradable.
Snowblind Studios will develop the game and they have a decent track record in the genre. They were responsible for Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath and Justice League Heroes.