New Lord of Rings War in North date

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Promising new action RPG The Lord of the Rings: War in the North will be released on 25th November in the UK, Warner Bros. has revealed.

Until now we've had only a November 2011 date to go by.

War in the North is being built by Snowblind Studios - the team that created cherished co-op adventure Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. Snowblind Studios recently told Eurogamer it considers War in the North to be a spiritual successor to Dark Alliance.

War in the North treads a different path to that of the LOTR books and films. Three adventurers - elf, dwarf, man - must head north to take out one of Sauron's deadliest allies if the Fellowship of the Ring is ever to succeed. You'll bump in to famous faces - and even fight with Beleram the giant eagle - but, by and large, this tale will be your own.

War in the North relies heavily on tactical use of co-op. You'll always fight as a trio, and how you combine ranged attacks, magic and melee to tackle varying squads of enemies will mark your success. There's character progression, loads of loot and fundamental online co-op support.

This bloody adventure was announced in March 2010 by Warner Bros., and may be the first console LOTR game for a while not to be rushed out of the door.

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