With Skyrim-lust whipping fantasy role-playing game fans into a frothy puddle, perhaps November 1 is the best possible time for Warner Bros. to release The Lord of the Rings: War in the North.

As much as I trust Snowblind Studios to develop a compelling action role-playing game and as intriguing as the concept of an officially sanctioned new Lord of the Rings tale is, it's going up against one of the biggest role-playing releases of this console generation.

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North hits North America on November 1 (the launch trailer here is for the UK version). Ten days later a lot of people stop playing it.


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