Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the second of four new videos discussing the cultural phenomenon of The Lord of the Rings, as well as how The Lord of the Rings: War in the North fits within this world. In anticipation of the November 1st release of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, this video explores the worldwide fascination with the mystical world of Middle-earth.

Discussing the global appreciation and impact The Lord of the Rings has on the world, this video spotlights key fans of the franchise from the entertainment world.

Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring) speaks to the films, and how they brought Middle-earth to new audiences. Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) reminisces about a particular episode of his hit sit-com that spoofed the film trilogy. Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Show) muses on a world without The Lord of the Rings. Coming to the discussion from the gaming world, Miri Jedeikin (Electric Playground) explains videogames’s role in bringing the franchise to new audiences…while speaking to her own discovery of The Lord of the Rings, noting its references within Led Zeppelin’s music.

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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an intense Action RPG video game based on the renowned The Lord of the Rings trilogy. 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 Middle-earth. Exploring previously unseen lands, storylines and characters as well as those familiar from The Lord of the Rings film and literary trilogy, 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.