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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (video game)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Video game
DeveloperStormfront Studios
Hypnos Entertainment (GameCube port)
PublisherElectronic Arts
PlatformPlaystation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance
Release datePS2: 21 October 2002
GameCube, Xbox: November 2002
GenreAction

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a video game by Electronic Arts based on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, taking scenes from The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. As the name The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was already used by Vivendi, it could not publish a game about the first movie, and had to incorporate scenes of both into one game.

The title was one of the top selling console titles of 2002 and 2003, and was widely praised for its seamless transitions from actual film footage to interactive game play.

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Synopsis

The game allows players to play Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and Isildur (unlocked some time after beating the game), in a series of missions, many taken directly from either Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring (such as Weathertop) or Peter Jackson's The Two Towers (Amon Hen, Helm's Deep). Other missions, such as Fangorn Forest, are original pieces within the films' setting.

Cast

Role Actor
Frodo Baggins Elijah Wood
Gandalf the Grey Ian McKellen
Aragorn (Strider) Viggo Mortensen
Samwise Gamgee Sean Astin
Boromir Sean Bean
Arwen Liv Tyler
Gimli John Rhys-Davies
Meriadoc Brandybuck Dominic Monaghan
Peregrin Took Billy Boyd
Legolas Orlando Bloom
Saruman the White Christopher Lee
Elrond Hugo Weaving
Éowyn Carole Ruggier

The screenplay is written by Philippa Boyens. Of the movie characters, only Éowyn is not voiced by her movie actress, Miranda Otto.

Game Boy Advance version

In contrast to the console versions, the Game Boy Advance version is a action RPG similar to older dungeon crawlers. Playing as Aragorn, Legolas, Frodo, Eowyn or Gandalf, the player will see 30 levels per character, bringing the grand total to over 150 levels in the entire game. Gathering items and increasing abilties, you can play the game over and over until you reach the highest levels possible.

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