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.