From (thanks to QuackingTroll for the link!) We speak to Ruth Tomandl at Snowblind to see how Tolkien’s world comes together in this upcoming action role-playing game.

In our last couple of visits to Middle-earth, we were struck by how much more brutal the action has been recently. It is interesting that this is the first time Warner Bros. has been able to use the rights to Tolkien’s books in conjunction with Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy. Another feature to point out is that this action role-playing game features a strong cooperative element as you delve into Middle-earth’s violent conflict. We spoke to Ruth Tomandl about Lord of the Rings: War in the North to find out more about the story, the added features, and what the game has in store for fans of the lore. More..

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios have re-launched the official website for the upcoming Action/RPG video game The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Fans awaiting this epic game will find current news, a rich community and more at

A place of fellowship and the definitive community destination, the website is a hub for in-depth information about the game and the development team. A gathering ground for the latest news from Snowblind’s Middle-earth, visitors will find the site a haven of news, screenshots, story details and more to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about the War in the North. Dedicated forums provide the perfect venue for camaraderie and discourse. Continue reading “ Updated: Now with a Press Release”

The folks from WB Games have let us know that has been updated. From the website: As you’ve probably already noticed, we’ve updated to better reflect the distinct visual style of War in the North. The new homepage makes it easier to see what’s new, whether it’s the latest trailer, community video, or additional info about the characters, enemies, locations, or features in the game. A new community tab highlights a member of community, shows the latest Facebook updates, and provides quick access to our forums.

Most importantly, we’re looking to make sure that the site is updated regularly. 2011 is going to be full of exciting news about the game that we can’t wait to share with you, and you’ll find it all here on More..

Xoanon here, having landed in Seattle for PAX this afternoon and visiting the hardworking folks at the WB Games booth. WB has several titles on display here, from ‘Aragorn’s Quest’ and WB/Turbine’s ‘Lord of the Rings Online’. The main attraction here is ‘Lord of the Rings: War in the North’. WB has setup a huge booth complete with a WETA Ringwraith and 3 massive screens. Dev teams will be playing a Mirkwood level from ‘War in the North’ and answering questions from press and fans alike. Be sure to check out the contests running all weekend long and stop by the booth and ask for me! I’d love to chat with you! Take a look at this first series of pics below. Continue reading “PAX Day 1: WB Games”