For some reason I'm more excited about War in the North than most other games in the coming months, and the only other person I know who seems similarly excited is Liam. There's just something about kicking back and action-RPGing your way through yet another Lord of the Rings game, listening to the familiar movie tunes, turning off your brain, and going "Ohh, this is that thing they briefly mentioned in the book!"
The Barrow-wight Lord depicted in this trailer is a boss in the Barrow-downs tombs, possibly a lord, finally confirming decades of speculation about a Barrow-wight boss potentially making an appearance in a LOTR-related piece of interactive entertainment. He'll act all bossy and send terrifying skeletons archers at your party; the kind that from the looks of it doesn't actually have arrows to shoot. How do you defend against invisible arrows?
On a more serious note, I do hope War in the North ends up being at least decent and playable enough in single player. I never seem to have any success playing through any full game in co-op with one other person, let alone two.
|11:30 PM on 11.02.2011|
Lord of the Rings: War in the North demo OnLive exclusive
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North may be the Tolkien experience gamers have been waiting for, but if you're not quite sold don't expect to find a demo in the usual spots. OnLive currently has an exclusive on a 30 m...more
|1:00 AM on 10.27.2011|
Watch actors and developers talk about War in the North
I would have started off with a typical "you shall not pass" joke, but it appears that the totally unintentional video thumbnail is giving me some sort of sign so I shan't. Warner Brothers Interactive has launched the f...more
|11:00 AM on 10.01.2011|
War in the North depends on the power of three
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Ghost of a Tale meets funding goal, play your mouse lute!
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Mugen Souls hits PlayStation Network next week
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|4:00 PM on 05.18.2013|
Multiplayer comic-adventure The Yahwg draws near
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