The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is now up for Pre-Order on OnLive. You can buy the game for $49.99 or $34.99 for PlayPack subscribers. If you purchase a Full PlayPass for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North by September 30, 2011 (2:59AM EDT), you can choose to receive either a free OnLive Game System or a free Full PlayPass to one game. If you elect to receive the free Full PlayPass, the promo code must be redeemed by October 1, 2011 (2:59 AM EDT).
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an action RPG game in which players can become the heroes in the great battle of the North as part of the epic War of the Ring. Exploring unseen lands, story elements and characters from Middle-earth as well as elements familiar from past feature films, gamers will experience extensive character customization and development, expansive co-op gameplay options and upgradeable weapons, skills and special abilities.
ACTION MEETS RPG -- Intense, visceral, and satisfying combat. Rich, layered, and impactful character progression. In The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, you get both. Find and equip the best loot, upgrade your hero using a wide range of skills and items, and feel the intense satisfaction of rushing into real-time battles with friends by your side. Fight through the brutal realities of the war on all fronts that were brought to life in the lore. Immerse yourself and make your own mark on Middle-earth.
CO-OP AT ITS CORE -- Build your own fellowship of three heroes to confront the growing army in the North. The survival of your group and all of Middle-earth depends upon your uniquely skilled heroes working together. You must fight together or you will die alone, and these high stakes make the experience of playing together both socially engaging and incredibly satisfying. The first time you rescue a friend who has been grabbed by a troll and is desperately yelling for help, you will understand what we mean.
AN UNTOLD STORY -- While much attention and focus has been placed on the journey of the One Ring, the assault on Middle-earth hits all corners of the map. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North turns our attention towards an integral part of the storyline that is grounded in details within the books and various appendices. This is not someone else’s fight. This is your own effort to forage a way through the dark, dangerous, and unknown landscape, defending all that is yours. This is your war.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North will release on OnLive day-and-date with other platforms on November 1, 2011.