The Witch-king of Angmar haunts LotR: War in the North

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 28 October 2011 01:53 GMT

Take a look at the Witch-king of Angmar – he who gave Frodo a gentle stab in the Fellowship of the Ring – as he appears in Lord of the Rings: War in the North.

According to a summary on the EU PS Blog, the Witch-king isn’t the primary antagonist of the game, as he’s mainly off doing his thing as seen in the books and film trilogy.

Instead, we get Agandaûr, Sauron’s lieutenant in the North. Snowblind have this nasty character involved in a canonical Nazgûl (ringwraith) attack on a group of rangers at Sarn Ford.

“Agandaûr is called upon to support the Nazgûl’s hunt – his mission is to organize evil forces in the North to make a coordinated attack on Sauron’s enemies in Eriador. Agandaûr leads the efforts of the Witch-king and Sauron the Dark Lord in the North. In War in the North Aragorn sends players to thwart his effort, beginning their long struggle to be a constant thorn in Agandaûr’s side.”

As well as a couple of new screenshots showing off the Witch-king, there’s a suitably stirring trailer embedded below.

War in the North arrives on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week.

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