Unseen lands from the world of Middle-earth are awaiting in this visceral action-adventure RPG. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is set against the backdrop of the famous trilogy, yet forges its own distinct path with a new story and an exciting take on the popular genre. It gives players the unique opportunity to explore previously untold stories in the realm of Middle-earth during the journey of the ring. Innovative cooperative gameplay pits you and your friends against the dark forces of Middle-earth. 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.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a co-op Action RPG that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring. Snowblind Studios is in the unique position of drawing inspiration from both the literary and film rights to world of Middle-earth, allowing players to bloody their axes on a wide range of deadly enemies and traverse both established and never-before-seen locations. The result is a journey that is both epic and intimate, familiar yet unexpected.
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Software Sub Type
Role Playing Game
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Action Meets RPG
Intense, visceral, and satisfying combat. Rich, layered, and impactful character progression.
In War in the North, you get both.
Find and equip the best loot, upgrade your hero using a wide range of skills and items, and feel the intense satisfaction of rushing into real-time battles with friends by your side.
Fight through the brutal realities of the war on all fronts that were brought to life in the lore.
Immerse yourself and make your own mark on Middle-earth.
Co-Op At Its Core
Build your own fellowship of three heroes to confront the growing army in the North.
The survival of your group and all of Middle-earth depends upon your uniquely skilled heroes working together.
You must fight together or you will die alone, and these high stakes make the experience of playing together both socially engaging and incredibly satisfying.
The first time you rescue a friend who has been grabbed by a troll and is desperately yelling for help, you will understand what we mean.
An Untold Story
While much attention and focus has been placed on the journey of the One Ring, the assault on Middle-earth hits all corners of the map.
War in the North turns our attention towards an integral part of the storyline that is grounded in details within the books and various appendices.
This is not someone else's fight.
This is your own effort to forage a way through the dark, dangerous, and unknown landscape, defending all that is yours.
This is your war.
Game Expansion Pack
M (Mature 17+)
Blood and Gore
Player Connectivity Mode
3 x Online
3 x Online Co-op
2 x System Link
2 x Co-op
Single Player Supported
Maximum Number of Local Players Supported
Minimum Number of Players Supported
Maximum Number of Players Supported
WB The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - Role Playing Game - DVD-ROM - Xbox 360