The Lord of the Rings: War in the North coming to the Mac this month

Macworld Australia Staff
2 August, 2013
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Mac-using Lord of the Rings fans will be happy to know that the multiplayer action role-playing game The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is coming to the Mac on August 29.

The journey to the Mac has been almost as long as the Hobbits’ quest – the game was released for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in November 2011.

In The Return of the King Gandalf alluded to a conflict that took place while the Fellowship were journeying to Mordor: “With his far-reaching right hand, Sauron might have done great evil in the North. Yet all that has been averted because a handful of heroes stood in his path…”

Inspired by this hint of epic deeds, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North –  developed by Snowblind Studios and published for the Mac by Feral Interactive –  is the untold story of three adventurers, Eradan the ranger, Andriel the elf and Farin the dwarf, who form their own fellowship and journey through Middle-earth to protect the North from Sauron’s malevolent forces.

With a combination of role-playing and “visceral action”, players can play alone as each of the characters in turn, or in co-operative multiplayer mode.

“Middle Earth is one of the most captivating fictional worlds ever created,” said Feral Interactive Managing Director David Stephen. “The Lord of the Rings: War in the North gives players the chance to explore its more mysterious corners as brand-new characters.”

The game will be available to buy from Feral’s website for US$30, or from a variety of partner sites.

Minimum system requirements
A 2.0GHz Intel Mac with at least 4GB RAM, 512MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.7.5 or later. The game does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx, Nvidia 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 320M. The HD4000 card requires an Intel i7 CPU. These system requirements are provisional and subject to change before release.

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