Players return to the best-loved realm in all of fantasy literature for a new epic of monsters, magic, and brutal medieval melee, in Warner Bros.' Lord of the Rings: War in the North. The game follows three player-designed heroes on an original adventure through the lands of Middle-earth, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and the movies that followed. In the main online cooperative mode, three players form a new Fellowship to explore and battle through the story together, controlling their own custom heroes. Character choices include Elf, Dwarf, and Human, each with innate strengths and weakness that complement the fighting styles of the other two. As characters progress, they may acquire more powerful weapons and armor, and earn experience that can be used to upgrade their abilities or purchase new ones.
Set in the time of Frodo's dark journey to Mordor, the parallel adventure reveals the previously untold legend of three uniquely able heroes who travel north to face the gathering armies of the evil Lord Sauron, in a desperate attempt to prevent them from advancing across the realms before the ring bearer can complete his quest. Intended for older players, the game's gruesome swords-and-sorcery battles are violent and fierce. Away from the story, a "Challenge Mission" mode presents a series of pick-up-and-play survivalist situations, designed to test tactics, teamwork, and endurance. War in the North was developed by Snowblind Studios, proven creator of action-RPGs based on established fantasy franchises, including Champions of Norrath: Realms of Everquest and the Baldur's Gate games for consoles.