A Journey Begins - The Lord of the Rings: War in the North out on the Mac August 29th

DATE:

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

CONTACT:

Brad Gibson at bgibson@feralinteractive.com

+1 918 691 3420

Feral Interactive today announced that the multiplayer action role-playing game The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is coming to the Mac. Developed by Snowblind Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for consoles and PC, the game will be released on August 29th.

In The Return of the King, Gandalf alludes to a conflict that took place while the Fellowship were journeying to Mordor: “With his far-reaching right hand, Sauron might have done great evil in the North. Yet all that has been averted because a handful of heroes stood in his path...”

Inspired by this hint of epic deeds, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is the untold story of three adventurers, Eradan the ranger, Andriel the elf and Farin the dwarf, who form their own fellowship and journey through Middle-earth to protect the North from Sauron’s malevolent forces.

Players can embark on the quest alone, playing as each of the characters in turn, or with a friend in co-operative multiplayer mode. They will forge a new path that will take them to hitherto unvisited domains of Middle-earth as well as legendary locations such as Rivendell and the Misty Mountains, encountering both well-loved characters and new arrivals such as Belaram, one of the Great Eagles of Middle-earth, whom they can summon to fight alongside them in battle.

A compelling combination of visceral action and immersive role-playing, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North pits players against trolls, orcs, giant spiders and other monstrous creatures. Every enemy slain helps players upgrade the trio’s abilities, be it Eradan’s swordsmanship, Andriel’s magic or Farin’s fearsome skill with an axe.

“Middle-earth is one of the most captivating fictional worlds ever created,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “ The Lord of the Rings: War in the North gives players the chance to explore its more mysterious corners as brand new characters.”

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North for the Mac will retail in North America for US $29.99, £19.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €24.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. When released, it will be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including http://www.feralinteractive.com . A mini-site dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/lotrwitn/ and a trailer can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/feralinteractive .

Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0GHz Intel Mac with at least 4GB RAM, 512MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.7.5 or later. The game does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx, Nvidia 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 320M. The HD4000 card requires an Intel i7 CPU. These system requirements are provisional and subject to change before release.

EDITORS: Screenshots, logos and other essential graphics and multimedia tools for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North can be found online in the Feral Press Area ( http://press.feralinteractive.com/games/ ). If you do not have a press area login, please contact Brad Gibson, Feral PR Manager, at bgibson@feralinteractive.com .

About Feral Interactive

Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition, Tropico 4, XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, GRID™, LEGO® The Lord of the Rings, F1 2012™, Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition, Sid Meier's Railroads!, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Empire: Total War - Gold Edition, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition, BioShock 2, Tropico 3: Gold Edition, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Borderlands and Rome: Total War Gold Edition. Please visit our website at http://www.feralinteractive.com , find us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/feralgames or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive .

About Middle-earth Enterprises

The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises is the holder of worldwide motion picture stage, merchandising, and other rights in certain literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien, including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Middle-earth Enterprises has been producing and licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on the Tolkien work for more than 30 years and is headquartered in Berkeley, California. http://www.middleearth.com .

About Snowblind Studios

Snowblind Studios is an award-winning video game developer based in the Pacific Northwest with more than 10 years of experience. Utilizing a rich history of cooperative play games, they helped to define the growing Action RPG genre with critically acclaimed titles including Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and the Champions of Norrath series. The studio was acquired by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group in 2009 and is currently working on The Lord of the Rings: War in the North.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

© New Line. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR IN THE NORTH and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of SZC under license to WBIE.

 

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