Warner has released a new video and some screenshots for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, and it is looking more and more like the gritty tale that fans have reveled in for decades.
The video’s focus is on the Black Númenórean Agandaur the corrupted sorcerer in league with Sauron.
Announced in May last year, War in the North is an action-RPG in the works at Snowblind, complete with online, and interdependent co-op for up to three players to form their own Fellowship to fight Sauron’s forces in the North. The game will come complete with character customization and development, upgradeable weapons, skills and special abilities.
War in the North explores both original and familiar narrative elements of the J.R.R. Tolkien penned saga and focuses on the story and locations pertaining to the Northern battle that raged during the War of the Ring.
This particular battle was alluded to in the books, but never detailed, nor was it explored in the films.
It’s out on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 sometimes this year.