Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios reveal a sneak peek at their E3 offerings, with an onslaught of assets for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. As our heroes’ travels lead to E3, the Fellowship of three expands to include a new member – heroes will rise.
The great eagles have traveled with the Fellowship before, lending their keen eye and stamina in support of the three, the human, elf and dwarf. As the party arrives at the ruins of Fornost, Beleram, the noblest of these creatures, breaks from chains to join the Fellowship, becoming its fourth member. Destroying structures, providing an aerial advantage, and employing his instinctual combat prowess to tear apart those who threaten the fellowship, Beleram accompanies our heroes in their campaign to overthrow Agandaur, Sauron’s Chief Lieutenant in the North.
The cooperative gameplay at the heart of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North takes on a new dimension, as any member of the Fellowship may call upon Beleram to join the battle at critical moments. As the war wages on, Beleram’s skills and strengths, when strategically used, can preserve the life of the Fellowship and the forwarding of their mission.
This new mechanic will be on display during the E3 Expo, June 7th – 9th in Los Angeles. Visitors that participate in a demo of the game, will be given a wrist band, granting them access to a nightly live orchestra cocktail event, located in the South Hall Atrium Lobby.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an intense Action RPG video game based on the renowned works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship, the game breaks new ground as the first The Lord of the Rings video game to embrace the gritty and brutal reality of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Exploring previously unseen lands, storylines and characters as well as those familiar from past feature films, gamers experience expansive co-op gameplay and upgradeable weapons, character customization and development, skills and special abilities. Gamers must play together or perish as they work to defeat Sauron’s forces in the North. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Games for Windows.