The Lord of the Rings: War in the North screens and Untold Story trailer released

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 November 2010 19:57 GMT

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Snowblind has put out a new trailer for Lord of the Rings: War in the North, and it’s called Untold Story, which is rather fitting.

Reason being, War in the North portrays the great battle of the North as part of the epic War of the Ring, but not something that was detailed in the books or the movies. It was alluded to, but not focused on. This is where the game comes in.

Players will get to exploring unseen lands, story elements, and characters from Middle-earth as well as elements familiar from the films – so it won’t be totally unfamiliar territory at all times.

There’s some character customization and development, upgradeable weapons, skills, and special abilities, and for those who don’t want to fight alone, there’s also interdependent co-op for up to three players to form their own Fellowship to fight Sauron’s forces in the North. Don’t worry – there’s online play as well.

It looks like there will plenty of orcs to slay, and watching the trailer, we saw a warg or two in there as well – so we are honing our virtual blades as well speak. We abhor both with equal voracity.

We really liked what Snowblind did with Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath on PS2, as we’ve said before,  so we are looking forward to this – as if you couldn’t tell.

Announced during E3, it’s out next year for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Enjoy the trailer below, courtesy of Machinima. There’s also some screenshots and concept art below as well.

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