New Lord of the Rings title announced

Warner Bros Interactive has revealed a new action RPG game set in the Lord of the Rings universe.

The War in the North will focus on co-op gameplay set in Middle-Earth from the original J.R.R Tolkien novels. It promises new and familiar narratives, with up to three players able to form their own customisable fellowship to take on Sauron’s forces in the North.

We are taking a mature approach to the widely celebrated property with authentic portrayals of battles and all new storylines, and are looking to deliver The Lord of the Rings game fans have been waiting for,” said Martin Tremblay, president of Warner Interactive.

Ryan Geithman, founder and studio head at developer Snowblind Studios added: Players and fans will experience an innovative approach to online co-op gameplay, woven throughout every facet of the game in a way that only Snowblind can deliver.”

Publisher Warner Bros owns the rights to develop video games based on the Lord of the Rings books and films.

Previous titles have included MMO Lord of the Rings Online and RTS The Battle for Middle-Earth. Action game Aragon’s Quest is scheduled for a spring release.

Lord of the Rings: War in the North will hit UK stores on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC next year.

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