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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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Latest 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

[edit] 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]

[edit] 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.

[edit] See Also

[edit] 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