Official Release Date for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

August 2, 2011, By Nicholas Davis

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios today announced the official release date for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. The most highly anticipated videogame based on The Lord of the Rings novels and films is set to release in North America November 1, 2011 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Games for Windows. The game’s collectors edition, featuring behind-the-scenes looks at the game development, a specially crafted art book, digital download content and more, will launch the same day.

Developed by Snowblind Studios, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an Action RPG featuring a unique 3-player co-op system. Gamers must battle, explore and journey together, balancing their strengths and weakness as a cohesive Fellowship of Human, Elf and Dwarf, or falter and perish in their journey. In every aspect of the game – combat, exploration, healing, even loot gathering – the Fellowship plays a vital role.

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, rated “M” for Mature, transports players to unknown lands, as yet unexplored in film, as they journey to the Northern lands of Middle-earth. Intertwining the characters and storyline of the novel and films,  the game takes place in parallel with the well-known Ring Bearer’s quest, but in the equally harsh and contested lands to the North, as the battle for Middle-earth’s survival rages. 



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