Wondering just what is coming to your video game consoles from the land of Middle Earth? Confused as to what games will be attached to what console? Confusion be gone with this easily understood guide! Lets get down to business.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
company: Vivendi Universal
consoles: Playstation 2, Xbox

The Fellowship of the Ring by Vivendi Universal will follow the text as close as humanly possible. Utilizing such Tolkien experts as our very own Quickbeam Vivendi Universal has exercised efforts en mass to ensure this game is identical to the literary experience.

The game play is richly RPG based, where combat isn’t always your only option. Playing as either Frodo, Aragorn, or Gandalf you traverse the world of Middle Earth discovering treasures yet only read about. From Tom Bombadill to the confrontation with the Balrog every inch of FOTR is yours to explore.

To be released in the Fall of 2002

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
company: Vivendi Universal
consoles: Game Boy Advance

Similar to the Fellowship of the Ring game for the PS2 and XBox, the Game Boy Advance version is adapted for the smaller console. You will have the opportunity to develop many characters described in Tolkien’s text and delve into the strategies required to complete your quest.

To be released in Fall of 2002

The Hobbit
company: Sierra
consoles: Nintendo Gamecube

Follow the story of Bilbo Baggins and his discovery of The One Ring. Traveling as Bilbo himself from his home in Hobbiton, then on to the darks of Mirkwood and the depths of the Lonely Mountain where he faces Smaug the Dragon! Discover treasures, explore unique worlds, and delve into the fast knowledge that Middle Earth has for so long held.

Release to be announced

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
company: Electronic Arts
consoles: Playstation 2

Bring the characters of Peter Jackson’s epic film trilogy to life in this exciting Action Adventure game set to the story line of The Two Towers. Follow Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas in their quest to discover the whereabouts of Merry and Pippin, then head to Edoras and eventually stand for the world of men in the epic Helms Deep Battle. Play as Aragorn, Gimli, or Legolas and discover each character’s unique strengths and weakness’ to successfully traverse the beautiful world brought to life by the team at WETA Workshop.

To be released in Fall of 2002