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'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' - Features & Screens

by Thomas on May 22, 2002 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT

One ring to rule them all… Based on New Line Cinema's epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings™, The Two Towers™ video games will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. In the game, players will be able to relive the most memorable movie moments from the first two films, "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers."

EA's first The Lord of the Rings action adventure game will allow players to take control of the motion picture trilogy's action heroes: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, with other members of the Fellowship taking an active role during gameplay. In The Two Towers, players will battle a variety of Orcs and square off against vicious boss monsters including the Cave Troll and Saruman. A tactical gameplay system will encourage players to react quickly and be strategic with their selection of characters, weaponry and combat moves.

Middle Earth comes to life in spectacular detail. Set in over 16 mission locations, each environment will have a close visual correlation to that seen in the first two films. As a backdrop to the action, the game will feature Howard Shore's Academy Award-winning musical score.

Electronic Arts has secured the exclusive worldwide licensing rights to create games based on New Line's epic trilogy. The Two Towers will be the first in an ongoing series of The Lord of the
Rings games. Future titles are currently in development and will be released on multiple platforms in 2003 and 2004.

Key Features

Three playable characters: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli (Gandolf is also available in the GBA version).

Third person action/adventure gameplay with an emphasis on tactical sword fighting.

Hundreds of unique combat animations.

Battle five boss monsters from the first two movies, including the Cave Troll and Saruman.

Sixteen levels consisting of memorable movie moments from the first two films.

Face the evil forces of Sauron in over 10 environments from the movies, including the Mines of Moria and the walls of Helm's Deep.

Musical score taken from Academy Award-winning The Fellowship of the Ring.

Multiplayer modes allows for up to four-player gameplay via the GBA Link Cable (GBA only).

Product Specifications
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Stormfront for the PlayStation 2, Amaze Entertainment for the GBA
Ship Date: Fall 2002
Category: Action/Adventure

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