Lord Of The Rings: War In The North Is Cutting Throats, Taking Names

It's a good thing Warner Bros. now owns the rights to both the Lord of the Rings books and movies. It means they can do stuff like this, which is a little bit of both.

The "War in the North" is barely touched upon in either books or the films, but this game makes that setting its home. And it's a home that looks set to be covered in Orc's blood, with even these brief flashes enough to show several limbs being lopped off, some hacking, some slashing and even a bit of <strikepiano wire knife-in-the-throat action at the end.


War in the North is due for PC, 360 and PS3, and will be out next year.

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Eh. I like nifty railers too, but what's the point if you tell us nothing about the game?

Someone just spent a lot of money to announce that they're making "a game". Well ok, a Lord of the Rings game.

But is it an RPG? A action game? A FPS? A strategic action puzzle game? A cooking sim? Sure common sense narrows it down, but I stand by my point.

At least this has a brand attached so it tells us something. It's really irksome however when a new IP is announced without any indication as to what kind of game it's going to be.