Based on New Line Cinema's Academy Award-winning "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and the upcoming second installment, "The Two Towers," EA's The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers game will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. Players will be immersed into the roles of the film's main action heroes: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, with other members of the Fellowship taking an active role during gameplay.
Set in 13 stunningly detailed levels taken straight from the big screen, players must battle the evil forces of the Dark Lord Sauron in order to protect the Ring of Power and restore peace to Middle-earth. "The Two Towers game features third-person action/adventure gameplay and a tactical combat system that includes speed attacks, ranged weapons, defensive parries and special combination moves designed to allow players to be strategic with their choice of character, weaponry and combat attacks. Throughout the journey, players will be rewarded with experience points that can be used to upgrade their character's abilities and weaponry.
Through a close collaborative relationship with New Line Cinema and the New Zealand-based film production team, EA's The Two Towers game features actual sound effects from the films and voice-over from the real actors: Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), John Rhys-Davies (Gimli), and Ian McKellen (Gandalf). To add to the authenticity and to the cinematic experience, the game will feature over five hours of Howard Shore's Academy Award-winning musical score. The Two Towers video game also includes "never-before-seen" footage from the second installment of New Line Cinema's epic adventure, as well as exclusive interviews with the actors.
EA's The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers PlayStation 2 video game is rated "T" (Teen) and carries an MSRP of $49.99. The game is co-developed by EA's Redwood Shores Studio and Stormfront Studios. For more information on EA's The Lord of the Rings games, visit the official product website at: www.lordoftherings.ea.com. Additional information can be found on the press website at: www.info.ea.com.
Last year, New Line Cinema tapped EA as the exclusive interactive games licensee for the trilogy. The license grants EA the exclusive rights to develop and publish products based on the movies for next generation video game consoles, PC and handheld platforms.
"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" will be released in theaters nationwide on December 18, 2002. For more information about "The Lord of the Rings," please go to www.lordoftherings.net.
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