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Snowblind “drawing as much” inspiration from Lord of the Rings films for War in the North’s scale

Tuesday, 2nd August 2011 16:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Snowblind has said that the scale in Lord of the Rings: War in the North has been inspired by the scale seen in the Peter Jackson films from a few years ago.

“I think we’ve tried to really branch off the giant scale that they did so well in the films, they really nailed that,” game producer Ruth Tomandi told VG247 on the phone yesterday.

“We’ve really been trying to get that really expansive sense of Middle Earth is a huge place full of mystery and adventure. So we try to get big vistas in the outdoor areas as much as possible.”

Tomandi added that it was looking to achieve the same type of scale with the indoor areas in the game, such as caverns.

“We’re trying to capture that same sense of scale in a couple of places. We really want huge expansive caverns full of action and that kind of stuff. So we’re drawing as much as we can on the movies for that.”

When asked about DLC for the game, Tomandi said that it was being “discussed,” but that it was not “talking about that yet” besides that.

Warner confirmed today that Lord of the Rings: War in the North would launch in November for PS3, 360 and PC.

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