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'''J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers''' is a PC game by [[Interplay Productions]].<ref name="Tolkien Games">[http://www.lysator.liu.se/tolkien-games/entry/lotr2.html The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers] at Tolkien Games (retrieved 5 February 2011)</ref><ref>[http://www.giantbomb.com/jrr-tolkiens-the-lord-of-the-rings-vol-ii-the-two-towers/61-15954/ The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers] at GiantBoomb (retrieved 5 February 2011)</ref><ref name="El Anillo">[http://www.meristation.com/v3/des_articulo.php?pic=GEN&id=2254&idj=&idp=&tipo=art&c=1&pos=7 Meristation, El Anillo interactivo] p. 8 (retrieved 5 February 2011)</ref><ref name="IMDB">[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406042/ The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers] at IMDB (retrieved 5 February 2011)</ref><ref name="Moby">[http://www.mobygames.com/game/jrr-tolkiens-the-lord-of-the-rings-vol-ii-the-two-towers The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers] at Moby Games (retrieved 5 February 2011)</ref> A version for the [[wikipedia:Amiga|Amiga]] was developed aswell by [[Silicon & Synapse]] but was eventually cancelled.<ref name="Tolkien Games"/><ref name="El Anillo"/>
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'''''J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers''''' is a PC game by [[Interplay Productions]].<ref name="Tolkien Games">[http://www.lysator.liu.se/tolkien-games/entry/lotr2.html The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers] at Tolkien Games (retrieved 5 February 2011)</ref><ref>[http://www.giantbomb.com/jrr-tolkiens-the-lord-of-the-rings-vol-ii-the-two-towers/61-15954/ The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers] at GiantBoomb (retrieved 5 February 2011)</ref><ref name="El Anillo">[http://www.meristation.com/v3/des_articulo.php?pic=GEN&id=2254&idj=&idp=&tipo=art&c=1&pos=7 Meristation, El Anillo interactivo] p. 8 (retrieved 5 February 2011)</ref><ref name="IMDB">[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406042/ The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers] at IMDB (retrieved 5 February 2011)</ref><ref name="Moby">[http://www.mobygames.com/game/jrr-tolkiens-the-lord-of-the-rings-vol-ii-the-two-towers The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers] at Moby Games (retrieved 5 February 2011)</ref> A version for the [[wikipedia:Amiga|Amiga]] was developed as well by [[Silicon & Synapse]] but was eventually cancelled.<ref name="Tolkien Games"/><ref name="El Anillo"/>
  
 
==Production==
 
==Production==
''The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers'' followed the first part, ''[[The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (1990 computer game)]]'',<ref name="Tolkien Games"/> and chronicles the events of [[The Two Towers|the second tome]].<ref name="El Anillo"/> A third game was originally also planned, covering ''[[The Return of the King]]'', but it never came to be.<ref name="Tolkien Games"/>
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''The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers'' followed the first part, ''[[The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (1990 computer game)|The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I]]''<ref name="Tolkien Games"/> and chronicles the events of [[The Two Towers|the second tome]].<ref name="El Anillo"/> A third game was originally also planned, covering ''[[The Return of the King]]'', but it never came to be.<ref name="Tolkien Games"/>
  
 
The game was designed by [[Mark Whittlesey]] and [[Scott Bennie]],<ref name="Tolkien Games"/><ref name="IMDB"/> who chose to retain most of the story and also mixed in elements from [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s other works.<ref name="El Anillo"/>
 
The game was designed by [[Mark Whittlesey]] and [[Scott Bennie]],<ref name="Tolkien Games"/><ref name="IMDB"/> who chose to retain most of the story and also mixed in elements from [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s other works.<ref name="El Anillo"/>
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
* [[J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (1990 computer game)|J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I]] for the [[wikipedia:Personal Computer|PC]].
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* ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (1990 computer game)|J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I]]'' for the [[wikipedia:Personal Computer|PC]].
* [[J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES)|J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I]] for the [[wikipedia:SNES|SNES]]
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* ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES)|J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I]]'' for the [[wikipedia:SNES|SNES]]
 
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* Alfred C. Giovetti, "The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings, Volume II", published in ''[[wikipedia:Compute!|Compute!]]'', Vol. 15 Issue 1 (January 1993), pages 136-7
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* Alfred C. Giovetti, "The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings, Volume II", published in ''[[wikipedia:Compute!|Compute!]]'', Vol. 15 Issue 1 (January 1993), pages 136-7</small>
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Revision as of 20:13, 1 November 2012

The name Two Towers refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Two Towers (disambiguation).
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers
Video game
DeveloperInterplay Productions, Silicon & Synapse
PublisherInterplay Productions
PlatformPC, MS-DOS, Amiga (never released)
Release dateSpring 1993

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is a PC game by Interplay Productions.[1][2][3][4][5] A version for the Amiga was developed as well by Silicon & Synapse but was eventually cancelled.[1][3]

Contents

Production

The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers followed the first part, The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I[1] and chronicles the events of the second tome.[3] A third game was originally also planned, covering The Return of the King, but it never came to be.[1]

The game was designed by Mark Whittlesey and Scott Bennie,[1][4] who chose to retain most of the story and also mixed in elements from Tolkien's other works.[3]

Gameplay

The gameplay was copied from the first game,[3] but made considerably easier. Unlike its predecessor, there is no fixed character: several characters are playable,[5] each with a selection of weapons.

The game also featured an automapping system, and the scale was reduced to improve player orientation.

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers at Tolkien Games (retrieved 5 February 2011)
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers at GiantBoomb (retrieved 5 February 2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Meristation, El Anillo interactivo p. 8 (retrieved 5 February 2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers at IMDB (retrieved 5 February 2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers at Moby Games (retrieved 5 February 2011)
  • Alfred C. Giovetti, "The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings, Volume II", published in Compute!, Vol. 15 Issue 1 (January 1993), pages 136-7