"Look at my enormous head and hands, Master Frodo!"
Tolkien fans upset: initial trailer well under four hours long
Even though the final Lord of the Rings film was well over five years ago, the movie trilogy obviously sparked a furious lusting for Middle Earth-related games, something EA did their best to capitalise on with mixed results. Now the licence is back with studio Warner Bros., who just sent over the latest update on their new game Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest.
Here's what their press release had to say for itself:
In The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, Middle-earth comes to the Wii for the first time ever, delivering action-packed gameplay by utilizing the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™. Become the legendary Aragorn and embark upon a quest reliving the hero’s most valiant battles from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Wielding a sword, shield, bow and spear, players will battle enemies and journey through a colorful and fresh rendition of Middle-earth where they can switch between spear and sword on horseback, taking down evil foes in a truly action-packed gameplay experience. Exclusively for the Wii, two-player co-op gameplay featuring Gandalf allows kids, families and friends to work together in the heart of the action.
Hey, anything that lets kids, families and friends slash their way through armies of orcs and ogres is good in our book. Don't forget as well that the game is scheduled for a release on DS as well, but without the multiplayer aspects and Remote-swinging action.