The First Non-EA Lord Of The Rings Game Is...A Kids Game

For years, EA held the license to the Lord of the Rings movies. So only EA could make games using the likenesses of Seans Astin and Bean. But no more.

EA's deal is up, and having broken LotR fan's hearts with the cancellation of White Council, the rights to the films (other companies, like Turbine, obviously have released games based solely on the books) have passed to Warner Bros. Whose first game is not a spralwing fantasy epic, a strategy title or even an accomplished action game.

It's...this.

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is the first Lord of the Rings videogame created specifically for kids and their families with accessible gameplay set in a friendly, colorful rendition of Middle-Earth. Players assume the role of Strider and embark on his greatest quests from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The game offers authentic, action-oriented sword fighting, lancing and archery that all ages can play together.

Sigh.

Kid-friendly Lord of the Rings on the Way [IGN]