News: More hack and slash LOTR action from EA.
Pandemic has announced they will be releasing a new Lord of the Rings game this fall for the DS, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game will be known as Lord of the Rings: Conquest and it will aim to recreate all of the major battles from the War of the Ring.
These battles will be rendered with the use of the same engine that powered Pandemic's Star Wars: Battlefront series, so they should be very similar.
?Our Pandemic Studios creative teams have years of expertise bringing giant battlefields to life,? says Andrew Goldman, Pandemic Studios co-founder and general manager. ?We've always wanted to harness our experience in a fantasy universe with warriors, archers, mages and castle sieges. Of course, there is truly no better fantasy world to recreate than the enormity of Tolkien's ?The Lord of the Rings' realm.?
Players will get a chance to play as the "forces of good" as well as "the legions of Sauron's evil army, including Cave-trolls, Oliphaunts, the Balrog and Sauron himself", all of which Pandemic claims are playable for the first time in a Lord of the Rings game.
The first in-game footage and the debut trailer will make their premiere on Spike TV's GameTrailers TV on Friday, June 20.