Tag: Tolkien

Game Trailer – Lord of the Rings – War in the North

Videogame Release Date: August 24, 2011
Platform: PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Windows Vista / XP
Rating: Rating Pending (Based on the trailer, I would expect T or M)
Publisher: Warner Brothers
Developer: Snowblind

From Amazon:

  • 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.
  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is the first The Lord of the Rings game to embrace realistic combat as Tolkien depicted it, authentically derived from The Lord of the Rings lore and delivering on action RPG principles.
  • 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 individual and the team as a whole.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Movie News – The Hobbit begins filming

From The middleEarthnews website:

Today is the day Tolkien fans! At the crack of New Zealand\\™s dawn, where it is already March 21st, cameras will begin rolling on \\˜The Hobbit\\™ films\\”provided everything is still on schedule. Over the last month we\\™ve watched with fingers crossed as the shooting date was pushed back from February of 2011 to March 2011 to accommodate for Sir Peter Jackson\\™s surgery and recovery. Meanwhile shooting locations where chosen and the cast began their rigorous training with horseback riding, weaponry and the all-important dwarf camp. …

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