Snowblind’s Lord of the Rings: War in the North announced

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, an “epic multiplayer action/RPG” in development for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game’s title was revealed last year, when a trademark was unearthed by sneaky Internet spies… nothing gets by us.

War in the North is being developed by Snowblind (Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath), and will feature three player co-op, and is said to “break new ground as a mature RPG video game set in Middle-earth.” Obviously, Aragorn’s Quest and its baby troll wasn’t cutting it.

“This game is the natural evolution of the acclaimed RPG gameplay that Snowblind has consistently delivered over the past years,” says studio head and founder Ryan Geithman.

Sounds good to me. As a fan of the dungeon crawling hack and bash Champions games the studio released on the PlayStation 2, this is right up my alley. Can’t wait to see more. IGN has the exclusive on the teaser for the time being, so head on over and check it out.

Nick Chester