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Official ‘Guardians of Middle-earth’ E3 Trailer with Screen Caps

June 1, 2012 at 7:34 am by newsfrombree  - 


With E3 just around the corner, we would expect to see a game trailer for the upcoming ‘Guardians of Middle-earth‘ game sooner rather than later…well, it is sooner! Courtesy of GameTrailers.com, the world premiere of the trailer showcases the ‘battle’ nature of the gameplay. The ‘good’ looks to be represented by Gandalf, Aragorn, Galadriel, Legolas and Gimli. We might add, the portraits on these characters are very close to those from the films. The bad are represented by Sauron, The Witch-king, Gollum, an Uruk-hai…and another character this reporter can’t seem to place. I’m sure we’ll find out when the character section of the official website opens up. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer and after the break check out some screen caps! (As an aside…remember that the way we interact with Tolkien’s world is as diverse as those of us who enjoy it. This might not be your cup of tea, but we can guarantee there are a lot of folks excited about this new title!)  [GameTrailers.com] [Press Release]

Posted in Conventions, Events, Gaming, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien on June 1, 2012 by Source: GameTrailers.com
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7 responses to “Official ‘Guardians of Middle-earth’ E3 Trailer with Screen Caps”

  1. Someone says:

    And the professor turns in his grave. . .
    How can they do this to Tolkien’s great mythology?

  2. Manisha says:

    Lol fighting Galadriel is epic, but her hair is a little short don’t you think ?

  3. ? says:

    Is this game based on the movie or book(Character design)?

  4. Araval says:

    I don’t think it’s Gimli, probably Thrain.

  5. Kevin Ophus says:

    Yeah, the cut scene looks absolutely gorgeous, but there’s little chance the gameplay will match it, and this is a total misappropriation and misuse of the franchise. None of these characters act at all like they ought to as depicted in the source materials, nor is there any conceivable scenario for why they would all be battling one on one like this. What possible use would Gollum be in a fight? Why does Sauron have a flamethrower under his helmet? Who is commanding the armies elsewhere if all the generals are right there? Most importantly: Why in the hell is Gimli wielding Mjolnir?

  6. Beau says:

    Sheesh, if anything betrays the spirit of the source material, I think this game might take the cake. But, if they really wanted to do something like this, they should have gone full tilt crazy with it. Have Gandalf say lines like

    “Bilbo took pity on you… Well I ain’t Bilbo, Precious!!” *SMACK!*

    Then have Galadriel doing flips and stuff, have her land knees down on a dude’s shoulders, and snap their neck with the patented Lothlorien Hip Swivel. (Down-Side-Up+FiercePunch, btw)

    If you’re gonna kill your source material, massacre it and make us laugh, like the Star Wars Kinect dancing game.

  7. Impish says:

    All of the comments talking about how this would never fit into mythology don’t seem to understand the genre. The whole MOBA genre is about what-if scenarios, about ignoring lore and just pitting random characters against each other. Now yes, that is against the spirit of middle earth, but simply put, this is an interesting way to see the fights that never would happen in-universe.

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