Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has announced The Lord of the Rings: War in the North.War in the North, developed by Snowblind Studios, is being billed as a mature action-RPG with online co-op for up to three players, who will form their own Fellowship to take on Sauron’s armies in the North.According to Snowblind founder and studio head Ryan Geithman, “This game is a natural evolution of the acclaimed RPG gameplay that Snowblind has consistently delivered over the past years,” so we can assume that it’s going to be somewhat akin to Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, or Champions of Norrath. “Players will experience an innovative approach to online co-op gameplay, woven throughout every facet of the game in a way that only Snowblind can deliver.”Players will be able to explore new lands and story elements as well as meet new characters, along with plenty of familiar places and faces from the films. There’ll be character customisation and development, “expansive” co-op gameplay options, and plenty of upgradeable skills, abilities, and weapons.Sounds interesting to us, and it’s been a little while since we’ve seen something like this from Snowblind. We’ll be keeping a close eye on War in the North.
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