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Having already told the entire tale in videogame form, EA is now looking at new ways of retelling the epic saga that was Peter Jackson’s masterful movie version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” Thankfully, the software giant has opted not to make an arcade-style kart-racing game, but has instead charged Pandemic Studios — makers of the Battlefield-esque Star Wars: Battlefront series — with the task of making The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, a similarly massive multiplayer game out of the fantasy film. Though according to Sean Soucy, the game’s lead designer, Conquest won’t just be Battlefront with Elves instead of Ewoks. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Game

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Pandemic Studios, the geeks behind Star Wars: Battlefront I & II, Mercenaries, Destroy All Humans, and other titles contacted us a while back giddy with excitement over their new project ‘Lord of the Rings: Conquest’. This is setting up to be the battle game to end all battle games, I sat with game director Eric “Giz” Gewirtz to talk about it. Take a look! Continue reading “What is “THE LORD OF THE RINGS: CONQUEST”? Pandemic Studios’ Eric “Giz” Gewirtz Tells Us About It!”

Pandemic forging new Lord of the Rings game Following a revealing EA presentation, the Mercenaries studio confirms new title in the franchise based on Peter Jackson’s J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired films.

Yesterday’s headlines were dominated by a fusillade of announcements from Electronic Arts following the publisher’s meeting with investors. During the event, EA CEO John Riccitiello gave a presentation and talked about his company’s future strategy. Besides revealing some optimistic financial projections and new game titles, the executive put up a slide to reveal that Pandemic Studios, the critically acclaimed shop behind Full Spectrum Warrior and the forthcoming Mercenaries 2, is working on a game based on the Lord of the Rings films. Continue reading “Pandemic forging new Lord of the Rings game”