REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 16, 2002 – One ring to rule them all… EA announces that they will bring The Lord of the Rings(tm), The Two Towers(tm) video games to the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo Game Boy® Advance. Based on New Line Cinema’s epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers games will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an engaging interactive experience. In the game, players will be able to relive the most memorable movie moments from the first two films, Academy Award-winning “The Fellowship of the Ring” and upcoming “The Two Towers.” Both versions of The Two Towers games will be released under the EA GAMES(tm) brand in fall 2002, in conjunction with “The Two Towers” movie.
Middle-earth comes to life in spectacular detail in EA’s first ‘The Lord of the Rings’ action adventure game. Both versions will feature action/adventure gameplay and a third-person perspective to enhance the overall experience.
PlayStation 2 As Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, players will battle a variety of Orcs and square off against vicious boss monsters including the Cave Troll and Saruman. A tactical gameplay system will encourage players to react quickly and be strategic with their selection of characters, weaponry and combat moves. Set in 16 mission locations, each environment will have a close visual correlation to that seen in the first two films. The game is being co-developed by EA’s Redwood Shores Studio and Stormfront Studios.
Game Boy Advance The handheld version will allow players to take control of four characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Frodo and Gandalf the Wizard. Over 30 levels per character will challenge each member of the Fellowship, bringing the grand total to over 120 levels in the entire game. Linked play will accommodate two-player multiplayer action via the GBA Link Cable. The game is being developed by Griptonite Games, an Amaze Entertainment Studio.
EA has secured the exclusive worldwide licensing rights to create games based on New Line’s epic trilogy. Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers will be the first in an ongoing series of The Lord of the Rings games from EA. Future titles are under development and will be released on multiple platforms in 2003 and 2004. For more information on EA’s The Lord of the Rings games, visit the official product website at: LordOfTheRings.ea.com