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| name=''The Lord of the Rings: War in the North''
 
| name=''The Lord of the Rings: War in the North''
| developer=[[wikipedia:Snowblind Studios|Snowblind Studios]], [[wikipedia:Feral Interactive|Feral Interactive]] ([[wikipedia:OS X|Mac OS X]])<ref name="Mac version announcement">[http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/ Feral Interactive], "[http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/news/384/ Feral Interactive news feed - Lord of the Rings: War in the North game announcement]", dated [[18 September|September 18]] [[2013]]</ref>
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| developer=[[Snowblind Studios]]
| publisher=[[Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment]], [[wikipedia:Feral Interactive|Feral Interactive]] ([[wikipedia:OS X|Mac OS X]])<ref name="Mac version announcement"></ref>
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| publisher=[[Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment]]
| platform=[[wikipedia:PlayStation 3|PlayStation 3]], [[wikipedia:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]] and [[wikipedia:Xbox 360|Xbox 360]]<ref name="Gamespot-06-10">[http://www.youtube.com/user/gamespot Gamespot], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmg6GgkrtnU&feature=related Interview with Ryan Geithman], dated [[10 June]], [[2010]] (accessed [[5 July]], [[2011]])</ref>[[wikipedia:OS X|Mac OS X]]<ref name="Mac version announcement"></ref>
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| platform=[[wikipedia:PlayStation 3|PlayStation 3]], [[wikipedia:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]] and [[wikipedia:Xbox 360|Xbox 360]]<ref name="Gamespot-06-10">[http://www.youtube.com/user/gamespot Gamespot], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmg6GgkrtnU&feature=related Interview with Ryan Geithman], dated [[10 June]], [[2010]] (accessed [[5 July]], [[2011]])</ref>
 
| releasedate=[[1 November]] [[2011]] (North America),<ref name="FAQ Regions Release">[http://www.warinthenorth.com/ War in the North], [http://www.warinthenorth.com/the-game/support/faq FAQ], What is the release date of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North for my region? (accessed [[9 November|November 9]], [[2011]])</ref></br>
 
| releasedate=[[1 November]] [[2011]] (North America),<ref name="FAQ Regions Release">[http://www.warinthenorth.com/ War in the North], [http://www.warinthenorth.com/the-game/support/faq FAQ], What is the release date of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North for my region? (accessed [[9 November|November 9]], [[2011]])</ref></br>
 
for other regions, see [[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North#Release|Release]].
 
for other regions, see [[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North#Release|Release]].
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| modes=Single player, two/three-player co-operative, online<ref name="Product Announcement"/>
 
| modes=Single player, two/three-player co-operative, online<ref name="Product Announcement"/>
 
| rating=[[wikipedia:Entertainment Software Rating Board|ESRB]]: M<ref name="Kotaku Party">[http://kotaku.com Kotaku], "[http://kotaku.com/5566672/lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north-eyes+on-impressions-a-party-of-three ''Lord of the Rings: War in the North'' Eyes-On Impressions: A Party of Three], dated [[17 June|June 17]], [[2010]] (accessed [[5 February|February 5]], [[2011]])</ref>
 
| rating=[[wikipedia:Entertainment Software Rating Board|ESRB]]: M<ref name="Kotaku Party">[http://kotaku.com Kotaku], "[http://kotaku.com/5566672/lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north-eyes+on-impressions-a-party-of-three ''Lord of the Rings: War in the North'' Eyes-On Impressions: A Party of Three], dated [[17 June|June 17]], [[2010]] (accessed [[5 February|February 5]], [[2011]])</ref>
 
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'''''The Lord of the Rings: War in the North''''' (commonly abbreviated to '''WITN''') is a role-playing video-game developed by [[wikipedia:Snowblind Studios|Snowblind Studios]] and published by [[Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment]] for [[wikipedia:PlayStation 3|PlayStation 3]], [[wikipedia:Xbox 360|Xbox 360]] and [[wikipedia:Microsoft Windows|Windows]]. The game takes place during the [[War of the Ring]] but adapts the seldom-mentioned battles that took place across [[Eriador]] and [[Rhovanion]]. The game was released between [[1 November]] and [[25 November]] [[2011]].<ref name="FAQ Regions Release"/>  
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'''''The Lord of the Rings: War in the North''''' (commonly abbreviated to '''WITN''') is a role-playing video-game developed by [[Snowblind Studios]] and published by [[Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment]] for [[wikipedia:PlayStation 3|PlayStation 3]], [[wikipedia:Xbox 360|Xbox 360]] and [[wikipedia:Microsoft Windows|Windows]]. The game takes place during the [[War of the Ring]] but adapts the seldom-mentioned battles that took place across [[Eriador]] and [[Rhovanion (region)|Rhovanion]]. The game was released between [[1 November]] and [[25 November]] [[2011]].<ref name="FAQ Regions Release"/> The game will be based on both the books and the films.<ref name="sourceE">[http://www.gamefront.com/ Gamefront], [http://www.gamefront.com/gdc-11-war-in-the-north-hands-on/ GDC 11 – War in the North Hands-on], dated [[10 March]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[6 July]], [[2011]])</ref>
  
The [[wikipedia:OS X|Mac OS X]] version of the game was developed and published by [[wikipedia:Feral Interactive|Feral Interactive]] and released on [[18 September]] [[2013]].<ref name="Mac version announcement"></ref> 
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Although the game includes familiar locations from [[Middle-earth]] it doesn't deal with the core story of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', instead choosing to create a tale which didn't happen but could have done.<ref name="Dev Interview1">[http://www.atomicmpc.com.au Atomic MPC], "[http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Feature/242441,lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north-dev-interview.aspx/1 Lord of the Rings: War in the North dev interview, page 1]", dated [[22 December|December 22]] [[2010]] (accessed [[5 February|February 5]], [[2011]])</ref> The player controls his own fellowship, a trio of fighters - [[Eradan (video game character)|Eradan]], a [[Dúnedain|Dúnadan]] "[[Ranger of the North]]," [[Andriel]], an [[Elves|elven]] "Loremaster of [[Rivendell]]"<ref group=”note”>Orginally the human was a mage and the Elf a ranger, but their classes were switched.</ref> and [[Farin (video game character)|Farin]], a [[Dwarves|dwarvern]] "Champion of Erebor" - to get behind enemy lines and have to stop [[Agandaûr]], the game's antagonist, before his plan succeeds.
 
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The game is based on both the books and the films.<ref name="sourceE">[http://www.gamefront.com/ Gamefront], [http://www.gamefront.com/gdc-11-war-in-the-north-hands-on/ GDC 11 – War in the North Hands-on], dated [[10 March]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[6 July]], [[2011]])</ref>
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Although the game includes familiar locations from [[Middle-earth]] it does not revolve around the core story of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''; instead, it creates an original tale.<ref name="Dev Interview1">[http://www.atomicmpc.com.au Atomic MPC], "[http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Feature/242441,lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north-dev-interview.aspx/1 Lord of the Rings: War in the North dev interview, page 1]", dated [[22 December|December 22]] [[2010]] (accessed [[5 February|February 5]], [[2011]])</ref> The player controls his own fellowship, a trio of fighters - [[Eradan (video game character)|Eradan]], a [[Dúnedain|Dúnadan]] "[[Ranger of the North]]," [[Andriel]], an [[Elves|elven]] "Loremaster of [[Rivendell]]"<ref group="note">In early development the human was a mage and the Elf a ranger, but this was changed on a later stage.</ref> and [[Farin (video game character)|Farin]], a [[Dwarves|dwarvern]] "Champion of Erebor" - to get behind enemy lines and have to stop [[Agandaûr]], the game's antagonist, before his plan succeeds.
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
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===Chapter 1: Fornost===
 
===Chapter 1: Fornost===
[[File:The Lord of the Rings War in the North - Beleram & Orcs.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Beleram]] - captured by [[Orcs]] and [[Goblins]] - in [[Fornost]].]]As soon as Eradan, Andriel and Farin enter the ruins of Fornost they are attacked by a band of [[Orcs]] and [[Goblins]]. After cleaning the main gate, they end up in the pits under Fornost. There they hear an animal screaming. After finding their way out of the pits, they find the source of the noise - a [[Eagles|giant Eagle]]. The three heroes unchain the Eagle and kill it's jailers. The Eagle introduces himself as [[Beleram]], a servant of [[Gwaihir]] who gathered news but was taken out of the air by siege engines and sorcerers. Together the Eagle and the three heroes make a plan: while Beleram would attract the enemy's attention, Eradan, Andriel and Farin would make their way up to the battlements to destroy the siege weapons.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''Main Gate''</ref> The plan works out succesful, as all siege weapons as well as two Orc sorcerers are destroyed.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''Battlements''</ref> The player, furthermore, obtains a scroll with unreadable text.<ref name="Cult">[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], ''Cult of the Lidless Eye''</ref>
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[[File:The Lord of the Rigns War in the North - Belarum & Orcs3.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Belarum]] - captured by [[Orcs]] and [[Goblins]] - in [[Fornost]].]]As soon as Eradan, Andriel and Farin enter the ruins of Fornost they are attacked by a band of [[Orcs]] and [[Goblins]]. After cleaning the main gate, they end up in the pits under Fornost. There they hear an animal screaming. After finding their way out of the pits, they find the source of the noise - a [[Eagles|giant Eagle]]. The three heroes unchain the Eagle and kill it's jailers. The Eagle introduces himself as [[Belarum]], a servant of [[Gwaihir]] who gathered news but was taken out of the air by siege engines and sorcerers. Together the Eagle and the three heroes make a plan: while Belarum would attract the enemy's attention, Eradan, Andriel and Farin would make their way up to the battlements to destroy the siege weapons.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''Main Gate''</ref> The plan works out succesful, as all siege weapons aswell as two Orc sorcerers are destroyed.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''Battlements''</ref> The player, furthermore, obtains a stroll with unreadable text.<ref name="Cult">[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], ''Cult of the Lidless Eye''</ref>
  
When reaching the outer wards of Fornost, the players meets again with Beleram. The eagle thanks his rescuers again and tells    them that he saw [[Elladan]] and [[Elrohir]] within the ruins. While searching the two [[Half-elves]], they defeat a giant crossbow, used by [[Orcs]], and are trapped by a Troll. Just shortly after the death of the Troll, the sons of [[Elrond]] appear.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''Outer Wards''</ref>
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When reaching the outer wards of Fornost, the players meets again with Belarum. The eagle thanks his rescuers again and tells    them that he saw [[Elladan]] and [[Elrohir]] within the ruins. While searching the two [[Half-elves]], they defeat a giant crossbow, used by [[Orcs]], and are trapped by a Troll. Just shortly after the death of the Troll, the sons of [[Elrond]] appear.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''Outer Wards''</ref>
  
[[File:The Lord of the Rings War in the North - Eradan, Andriel & Farin2.jpg|thumb|left|250px|[[Eradan (video game character)|Eradan]], [[Farin (video game character)|Farin]] and [[Andriel]].]]Andriel introduces Eradan and Farin to Elladan and Elrohir, and informs them about their task. They collaborate in this task, but instead of just stopping the army to attack they decide to kill Agandaûr. The sons of Elrond guide the player to the citadel. They separate, however, after defeating another giant crossbow. Eventually, they are locked on a bridge between two gates. After surviving an ambush, the sons of Elrond appear again and open the gate.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''Inner Wards''</ref> After defeating another more ambushed, they arrive at the gate of the citadel. Which is protected by a magic spell, to stop intruders. While the sons of Elrond undo the magic, the player defends them against an attacking force of Orcs, Goblins and a Troll. As Eradan, Andriel, Farin, Elrohir and Elladan enter the citadel, Beleram remains outside to protect them against reinforcements.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''The Citadel''</ref>
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings War in the North - Eradan, Andriel & Farin2.jpg|thumb|left|250px|[[Eradan (video game character)|Eradan]], [[Farin (video game character)|Farin]] and [[Andriel]].]]Andriel introduces Eradan and Farin to Elladan and Elrohir, and informs them about their task. They collaborate in this task, but instead of just stopping the army to attack they decide to kill Agandaûr. The sons of Elrond guide the player to the citadel. They seperate, however, after defeating another giant crossbow. Eventually, they are locked on a bridge between two gates. After surviving an ambush, the sons of Elrond appear again and open the gate.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''Inner Wards''</ref> After defeating another more ambushed, they arrive at the gate of the citadel. Which is protected by a magic spell, to stop intruders. While the sons of Elrond undo the magic, the player defends them against an attacking force of Orcs, Goblins and a Troll. As Eradan, Andriel, Farin, Elrohir and Elladan enter the citadel, Belarum remains outside to protect them against reinforcements.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''The Citadel''</ref>
  
Inside, they overhear a conservation between Agandaûr and [[Tharzog]], chieftain of the [[Orcs]] of [[Mount Gram]]. Tharzog tells Agandaûr that there are intruders in Fornost, after which Agandaûr angrily commands him to find and kill them immediately. After Agandaûr leaves, the player and the sons of Elrond go onward in the tower. Tharzog, however, notices them and as a gate is closed, the player is cut off from the sons of Elrond. Tharzog and his guard attack Eradan, Andriel and Farin, but the latter manage to kill him.<ref name="Citadel Tower">[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''Citadel Tower''</ref>
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Inside, they overhear a conservation between Agandaûr and [[Tharzog]], chieftain of the [[Orcs]] of [[Mount Gram]]. Tharzog tells Agandaûr that there are intruders in Fornost, after which Agandaûr angrily commands him to find and kill them immediatly. After Agandaûr leaves, the player and the sons of Elrond go onward in the tower. Tharzog, however, notices them and as a gate is closed, the player is cut off from the sons of Elrond. Tharzog and his guard attack Eradan, Andriel and Farin, but the latter manage to kill him.<ref name="Citadel Tower">[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]], Chapter 1: Fornost, ''Citadel Tower''</ref>
  
At the same time, Elladan and Elrohir fight Agandaûr on the top of the Citadel tower. Agandaûr is no match for the twins alone, but when Eradan, Andriel and Farin join them he flees on the back of a [[Fell beast]]. Beleram attempt to chase him, but Agandaûr summons a thunderstorm and escapes.<ref name="Citadel Tower"/>
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At the same time, Elladan and Elrohir fight Agandaûr on the top of the Citadel tower. Agandaûr is no match for the twins alone, but when Eradan, Andriel and Farin join them he flees on the back of a [[Fell beast]]. Belarum attempt to chase him, but Agandaûr summons a thunderstorm and escapes.<ref name="Citadel Tower"/>
  
Beleram returns to Gwaihir, in the [[Misty Mountains]], to inform him about the events in Fornost, Elladan and Elrohir return to [[Rivendell]] and Eradan, Andriel and Farin go back to Sarn's Ford to inform Halbarad.<Ref name="Citadel Tower"/>
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Belarum returns to Gwaihir, in the [[Misty Mountains]], to inform him about the events in Fornost, Elladan and Elrohir return to [[Rivendell]] and Eradan, Andriel and Farin go back to Sarn's Ford to inform Halbarad.<Ref name="Citadel Tower"/>
  
 
===Chapter 2: The Barrow Downs===
 
===Chapter 2: The Barrow Downs===
  
The leader of the camp, [[Halbarad]], sends the party to [[Rivendell]], to report of the events at Fornost to [[Aragorn]]. As they are to travel through the [[Barrow-downs|Barrow Downs]], Halbarad asks them to keep an eye out for two rangers, Luin and Kilaran, who went missing in the area. Traversing the Barrow Downs, Eradan, Andriel and Farin encounter many wights as they fight their way through the tombs, following ranger clues into Amon Gorthad, the Great Barrow. There, they find Kilaran ensnared in nightmares. Luin has fallen to a great wight, controlling him, and they must defeat him to make their way out and finally head to [[Rivendell]]. <ref name="sourceF">[http://www.oxmonline.com/ Offical Xbox Magazine Online], [http://www.oxmonline.com/article/previews/g-l/lord-rings-war-north The Lord of the Rings: War in the North], dated [[28 April]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref> The fellowship travels through the Barrow Downs, where they have to find two lost rangers.<ref name="sourceF"/>
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The leader of the camp, [[Halbarad]], sends you to [[Rivendell]], where you've to speak with [[Aragorn]].<ref name="sourceF">[http://www.oxmonline.com/ Offical Xbox Magazine Online], [http://www.oxmonline.com/article/previews/g-l/lord-rings-war-north The Lord of the Rings: War in the North], dated [[28 April]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref> The fellowship travels through the [[Barrow Downs]], where they have to find two lost rangers.<ref name="sourceF"/>
  
 
===Chapter 3: Ettenmoors===
 
===Chapter 3: Ettenmoors===
  
[[File:LOTR-WITN-Agandaur2.png|thumb|200px|[[Agandaûr]], the game's main antagonist.]]In [[Rivendell]] the fellowship meets several members of the [[Council of Elrond]],<ref name="sourceF"/> scout the land around Rivendell<ref name="sourceG">[http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/ Atomic Maximum Power Computing], [http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Feature/242441,lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north-dev-interview.aspx/1 Lord of the Rings: War in the North dev interview], dated [[22 December]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref> and fight [[Orcs]] with [[Elladan]] and [[Elrohir]].
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[[File:LOTR-WITN-Agandaur2.png|thumb|200px|[[Agandaûr]], the game's main antagonist.]]In [[Rivendell]] the fellowship meets several members of the [[Council of Elrond]],<ref name="sourceF"/> scout the land around Rivendell<ref name="sourceG">[http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/ Atomic Maximum Power Computing], [http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Feature/242441,lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north-dev-interview.aspx/1 Lord of the Rings: War in the North dev interview], dated [[22 December]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref> and fight [[Orcs]] with [[Elladan]] and [[Elrohir]].<ref name="sourceC"/>
  
 
===Chapter 4: Gundabad===
 
===Chapter 4: Gundabad===
  
Whilst the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] travels towards [[Mordor]] to destroy [[the One Ring]], [[Sauron]] has sent one of his most cruel servants, the [[Black Númenóreans|Black Númenórean]] [[Agandaûr]], to the North to destroy [[Rivendell]] and defeat the [[Free peoples]] of [[Eriador]] and [[Rhovanion]]. Eradan, Andriel and Farin travel to [[Gundabad]] to discover the strength of Agandaûr's army.<ref name="Gundabadtrailer">[http://www.warinthenorth.com/index.php/media/videos The Lord of the Rings: War of the North's Official Site], Media, Videos, Gameplay Video: Mount Gundabad, dated [[5 May]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[20 June]], [[2011]])</ref>
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Whilst the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] travels towards [[Mordor]] to destroy [[the One Ring]], [[Sauron]] has sent one of his most cruel servants, the [[Black Númenóreans|Black Númenórean]] [[Agandaûr]], to the North to destroy [[Rivendell]] and defeat the [[Free peoples]] of [[Eriador]] and [[Rhovanion (region)|Rhovanion]]. Eradan, Andriel and Farin travel to [[Gundabad]] to discover the strength of Agandaûr's army.<ref name="Gundabadtrailer">[http://www.warinthenorth.com/index.php/media/videos The Lord of the Rings: War of the North's Official Site], Media, Videos, Gameplay Video: Mount Gundabad, dated [[5 May]], [[2011]] (acessed at [[20 June]], [[2011]])</ref>
  
 
===Chapter 5: Mirkwood===
 
===Chapter 5: Mirkwood===
  
Eradan, Andriel and Farin travel with Beleram to [[Mirkwood]] in search of [[Radagast]]. In the air they’re attacked by [[Wolfram]], a sorcerer and a [[Fell Beast]] rider, after which they fall from the Eagle’s back. They defeat Wolfram, after his death Wolfram’s Fell Beast tries to escape but is killed by Beleram. Andriel leads the others deeper into Mirkwood. They are ambushed by a group of Orcs and an Orc shaman. Eventually the fellowship enter a cave where they defeat a [[Cave-trolls|Cave-troll]].<ref name="sourceJ">[http://www.middleearthcenter.com/ Middle-earth Center], [http://www.middleearthcenter.com/2010/09/war-in-the-north-gameplay-demo-at-pax/ War in the North Gameplay Trailer at PAX], dated [[6 September]], [[2010]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref>
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Eradan, Andriel and Farin travel with Belarum to [[Mirkwood]] in search of [[Radagast]]. In the air they’re attacked by [[Wolfram]], a sorcerer and a [[Fell Beast]] rider, after which they fall from the Eagle’s back. They defeat Wolfram, after his death Wolfram’s Fell Beast tries to escape but is killed by Belarum. Andriel leads the others deeper into Mirkwood. They are ambushed by a group of Orcs and an Orc shaman. Eventually the fellowship enter a cave where they defeat a [[Cave-trolls|Cave-troll]].<ref name="sourceJ">[http://www.middleearthcenter.com/ Middle-earth Center], [http://www.middleearthcenter.com/2010/09/war-in-the-north-gameplay-demo-at-pax/ War in the North Gameplay Trailer at PAX], dated [[6 September]], [[2010]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref>
  
 
==Gameplay==
 
==Gameplay==
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The game will not be open world, nevertheless some areas will be more open than others.<ref name="sourceB">[http://www.youtube.com/user/gamereactorTV Game Reactor TV], [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfDfuN-8Bjo&feature=related Interview with Ian Scott], dated [[16 October]], [[2010]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref> It is still unknown if it is possible to return to earlier locations. There will be several NPC's (Non-playable characters) in the game, some of them will have a more passive role while others fight beside you.<ref name="sourceG"/> Like many RPG's the dialogue system is very important, and affects the game's storyline.<ref name="sourceE"/>
 
The game will not be open world, nevertheless some areas will be more open than others.<ref name="sourceB">[http://www.youtube.com/user/gamereactorTV Game Reactor TV], [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfDfuN-8Bjo&feature=related Interview with Ian Scott], dated [[16 October]], [[2010]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref> It is still unknown if it is possible to return to earlier locations. There will be several NPC's (Non-playable characters) in the game, some of them will have a more passive role while others fight beside you.<ref name="sourceG"/> Like many RPG's the dialogue system is very important, and affects the game's storyline.<ref name="sourceE"/>
  
If you are in need of help you can call the eagle Beleram, who can help you to defeat bigger or stronger enemies. Calling him is limited in the beginning, but while leveling you can find items which make it possible to call him. It is impossible to call Beleram underground or in buildings and there is a cool down for using him.<ref name="sourceD">[http://www.gamespot.com/?tag=header%3Blogo Gamespot], [http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/rpg/the-lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north/video/6315977/the-lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north--ruth-tomandl-interview The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - Ruth Tomandl Interview (PlayStation 3)], dated [[1 June]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref>
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If you are in need of help you can call the eagle Belarum, who can help you to defeat bigger or stronger enemies. Calling him is limited in the beginning, but while leveling you can find items which make it possible to call him. It is impossible to call Belarum underground or in buildings and there is a cool down for using him.<ref name="sourceD">[http://www.gamespot.com/?tag=header%3Blogo Gamespot], [http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/rpg/the-lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north/video/6315977/the-lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north--ruth-tomandl-interview The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - Ruth Tomandl Interview (PlayStation 3)], dated [[1 June]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref>
  
 
==Featured Characters==
 
==Featured Characters==
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[[File:Gandalf in LOTR- War in the North-1.png|thumb|200px|[[Gandalf]] in [[Rivendell]].]]  
 
[[File:Gandalf in LOTR- War in the North-1.png|thumb|200px|[[Gandalf]] in [[Rivendell]].]]  
 
*[[Aragorn]]<ref name="Dev Interview">[http://www.atomicmpc.com.au Atomic MPC], "[http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Feature/242441,lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north-dev-interview.aspx/2 Lord of the Rings: War in the North dev interview, page 2]", dated [[22 December|December 22]] [[2010]] (accessed [[5 February|February 5]], [[2011]])</ref>
 
*[[Aragorn]]<ref name="Dev Interview">[http://www.atomicmpc.com.au Atomic MPC], "[http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Feature/242441,lord-of-the-rings-war-in-the-north-dev-interview.aspx/2 Lord of the Rings: War in the North dev interview, page 2]", dated [[22 December|December 22]] [[2010]] (accessed [[5 February|February 5]], [[2011]])</ref>
*[[Beleram]]
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*[[Belarum]]
 
*[[Elrond]]<ref name="Dev Interview"/>
 
*[[Elrond]]<ref name="Dev Interview"/>
 
*[[Elladan]] and [[Elrohir]]<ref name="Dev Interview"/>
 
*[[Elladan]] and [[Elrohir]]<ref name="Dev Interview"/>
 
*[[Halbarad]]<ref name="Dev Interview"/>
 
*[[Halbarad]]<ref name="Dev Interview"/>
 
*[[Radagast]]<ref name="Dev Interview"/>
 
*[[Radagast]]<ref name="Dev Interview"/>
*[[Gandalf]]
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*[[Barliman Butterbur]]
 
*[[Barliman Butterbur]]
 
*[[Witch-king]]
 
*[[Witch-king]]
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| [[Laura Bailey]] || [[Andriel]]<ref>{{webcite|author=Laura Bailey|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=172161796208263&id=108182695882093|articlename=Untitled|dated=2 November, 2011|website=www.facebook.com|accessed=February 14, 2012}}</ref>
 
| [[Laura Bailey]] || [[Andriel]]<ref>{{webcite|author=Laura Bailey|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=172161796208263&id=108182695882093|articlename=Untitled|dated=2 November, 2011|website=www.facebook.com|accessed=February 14, 2012}}</ref>
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| [[Steven Jay Blum|Steve Blum]] ||
 
| [[Steven Jay Blum|Steve Blum]] ||
 
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|-
| John Cygan ||
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| [[John Cygan]] ||
 
|-
 
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| Christine Dunford ||
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| [[Christine Dunford]] ||
 
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| [[Chris Edgerly]] || [[Aragorn]]
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| [[Chris Edgerly]] ||
 
|-
 
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| [[Crispin Freeman]] || [[Legolas]]
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| [[Crispin Freeman]] ||
 
|-
 
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| Grant Goodeve ||
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| [[Grant Goodeve]] ||
 
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| [[Richard Horvitz]] || [[Adalgar Oldbank]]
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| [[Richard Horvitz]] ||
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kim Mai Guest]] ||
 
| [[Kim Mai Guest]] ||
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Jennifer Hale]] ||[[Idona Bellflower]]
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| [[Jennifer Hale]] ||
 
|-
 
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| Peter Jessop ||
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| [[Peter Jessop]] ||
 
|-
 
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| [[Bob Joles]] || [[Gimli]]
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| [[Bob Joles]] ||
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Tom Kane]] || [[Gandalf]]<ref name="voices"/>
 
| [[Tom Kane]] || [[Gandalf]]<ref name="voices"/>
 
|-
 
|-
| Eric Lopez ||
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| [[Eric Lopez]] ||
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Yuri Lowenthal]] || [[Frodo Baggins]]/[[Glorhirin]]<ref name="voices"/>
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| [[Yuri Lowenthal]] || [[Frodo Baggins]]<ref name="voices"/>
 
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| John Patrick Lowrie || [[Beleram]]/[[Galar]]<ref>{{webcite|author=John Patrick Lowrie|articleurl=http://johnpatricklowrie.com/about.html|articlename=About John|website=johnpatricklowrie.com|accessed=February 14, 2012}}</ref>
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| [[John Patrick Lowrie]] || [[Belarum]]/[[Galar]]<ref>{{webcite|author=John Patrick Lowrie|articleurl=http://johnpatricklowrie.com/about.html|articlename=About John|website=johnpatricklowrie.com|accessed=February 14, 2012}}</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
| Mike Madeoy ||
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| [[Mike Madeoy]] ||
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Jim Meskimen]] ||
 
| [[Jim Meskimen]] ||
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Oliver Muirhead]] || [[Otto Aster]]/[[Luin]]
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| [[Oliver Muirhead]] ||
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Nolan North]] || [[Eradan (video game character)|Eradan]]/[[Nordri]]<ref name="voices">{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.warinthenorth.com/index.php/news/35-game-info/644-qaa-the-voices-of-war-in-the-north|articlename=Q&A: The Voices of War in the North|dated=20 July, 2011|website=www.warinthenorth.com|accessed=February 14, 2012}}</ref>
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| [[Nolan North]] || [[Eradan (video game character)|Eradan]]<ref name="voices">{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.warinthenorth.com/index.php/news/35-game-info/644-qaa-the-voices-of-war-in-the-north|articlename=Q&A: The Voices of War in the North|dated=20 July, 2011|website=www.warinthenorth.com|accessed=February 14, 2012}}</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Liam O'Brien]] || [[Elladan]] & [[Elrohir]]<ref>{{webcite|author=Alexa Ray Corriea|articleurl=http://www.dualshockers.com/2011/12/01/naruto-catherine-voice-actor-liam-obrien-talks-vo-direction-script-adaptation/|articlename=Naruto, Catherine Voice Actor Liam O’Brien Talks VO, Direction, Script Adaptation|dated=11 December, 2011|website=www.dualshockers.com|accessed=February 14, 2012}}</ref>
 
| [[Liam O'Brien]] || [[Elladan]] & [[Elrohir]]<ref>{{webcite|author=Alexa Ray Corriea|articleurl=http://www.dualshockers.com/2011/12/01/naruto-catherine-voice-actor-liam-obrien-talks-vo-direction-script-adaptation/|articlename=Naruto, Catherine Voice Actor Liam O’Brien Talks VO, Direction, Script Adaptation|dated=11 December, 2011|website=www.dualshockers.com|accessed=February 14, 2012}}</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
| John Olson ||
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| [[John Olson]] ||
 
|-
 
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| [[Jim Piddock]] || [[Bilbo Baggins]]/[[Elrond]]
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| [[Jim Piddock]] ||
 
|-
 
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| [[Phil Proctor]] || [[Radagast]]
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| [[Phil Proctor]] ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Keith Szarabajka ||
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| [[Keith Szarabajka]] ||
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Fred Tatasciore]] || [[Agandaur]]
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| [[Fred Tatasciore]] ||
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Courtenay Taylor]] || [[Arwen]]<ref>{{webcite|author=Courtenay Taylor|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=246668622060131&id=165300733615|articlename=It's good to be a half-elf|dated=23 November 2011|website=www.facebook.com|accessed=February 14, 2012}}</ref>
 
| [[Courtenay Taylor]] || [[Arwen]]<ref>{{webcite|author=Courtenay Taylor|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=246668622060131&id=165300733615|articlename=It's good to be a half-elf|dated=23 November 2011|website=www.facebook.com|accessed=February 14, 2012}}</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
| Jen Taylor ||
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| [[Jen Taylor]] ||
 
|-
 
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| Paula Tiso ||
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| [[Paula Tiso]] ||
 
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings War in the North - Concept Art of Rivendell.png|thumb|200px|Concept art of [[Rivendell]].]]
 
[[File:The Lord of the Rings War in the North - Concept Art of Rivendell.png|thumb|200px|Concept art of [[Rivendell]].]]
 
*[[Ettenmoors]]<ref name="Kotaku Blood"/>
 
*[[Ettenmoors]]<ref name="Kotaku Blood"/>
*[[Mirkwood]]<ref>[http://www.warinthenorth.com/index.php/the-game/locations The Lord of the Rings: War of the North's Official Site], Locations (accessed at [[6 February]], [[2011]])</ref>
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*[[Mirkwood]]<ref>[http://www.warinthenorth.com/index.php/the-game/locations The Lord of the Rings: War of the North's Official Site], Locations (accesed at [[6 February]], [[2011]])</ref>
*[[Rivendell]]<ref>[http://www.warinthenorth.com/index.php/media/videos The Lord of the Rings: War of the North's Official Site], Media, Videos, The Black Númenórean, dated [[1 February]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[6 February|February 6]], [[2011]])</ref>
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*[[Rivendell]]<ref>[http://www.warinthenorth.com/index.php/media/videos The Lord of the Rings: War of the North's Official Site], Media, Videos, The Black Númenórean, dated [[1 February]], [[2011]] (accesed at [[6 February|February 6]], [[2011]])</ref>
*[[Carn Dûm]]<ref>[http://www.warinthenorth.com/index.php/media/videos The Lord of the Rings: War of the North's Official Site], Media, Videos, Behind the Scenes: The Untold Story, dated [[17 February]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[20 June]], [[2011]]</ref>
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*[[Carn Dûm]]<ref>[http://www.warinthenorth.com/index.php/media/videos The Lord of the Rings: War of the North's Offical Site], Media, Videos, Behind the Scenes: The Untold Story, dated [[17 February]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[20 June]], [[2011]]</ref>
 
*[[Sarn Ford]]<ref>[http://www.gamefront.com/ Gamefront], [http://www.gamefront.com/gdc-11-war-in-the-north-hands-on/ GDC 11 – War in the North Hands-on], dated [[10 March]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[23 June]], [[2011]])</ref>
 
*[[Sarn Ford]]<ref>[http://www.gamefront.com/ Gamefront], [http://www.gamefront.com/gdc-11-war-in-the-north-hands-on/ GDC 11 – War in the North Hands-on], dated [[10 March]], [[2011]] (accessed at [[23 June]], [[2011]])</ref>
 
*[[Gundabad]]<ref name="Gundabadtrailer"/>
 
*[[Gundabad]]<ref name="Gundabadtrailer"/>
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*[[Nordinbad]]
 
*[[Nordinbad]]
 
*[[Osgiliath]]
 
*[[Osgiliath]]
*[[Lothlórien|Lórien]]
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*[[Lórien]]
  
 
[[File:The Lord of the Rings War in the North - Concept Art of Osgiliath.png|thumb|150px|Concept art of [[Osgiliath]].]]
 
[[File:The Lord of the Rings War in the North - Concept Art of Osgiliath.png|thumb|150px|Concept art of [[Osgiliath]].]]
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==Development==
 
==Development==
  
Development on War in the North started at early [[2010]] or late [[2009]], [[Middle-earth Enterprises|Saul Zaentz Company]] claimed the name ''The Lord of the Rings: War in the North'' in [[June]] 2009.<ref>[http://www.cinemablend.com/games/ Cinema Blend], [http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Lord-Of-The-Rings-War-In-The-North-Revealed-18358.html Lord Of The Rings: War In The North Revealed], dated [[28 June]], [[2009]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref> However, the game was not officially announced until [[18 March]] 2011.<ref>[http://www.cinemablend.com/games/ Cinema Blend], [http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Lord-of-the-Rings-War-in-the-North-Announced-For-PS3-Xbox-360-PC-23485.html Lord of the Rings: War in the North Announced For PS3, Xbox 360 and PC], dated [[18 March]], [[2010]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref> Since its announcement several [[:Category:Images from The Lord of the Rings: War in the North|images]], [[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North#Traillers|traillers]] and concept art of several locations and characters has been released.
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Development on War in the North started at early [[2010]] or late [[2009]], [[Middle-earth Enterprises|Saul Zaentz Company]] claimed the name ''The Lord of the Rings: War in the North'' in [[June]] 2009.<ref>[http://www.cinemablend.com/games/ Cinema Blend], [http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Lord-Of-The-Rings-War-In-The-North-Revealed-18358.html Lord Of The Rings: War In The North Revealed], dated [[28 June]], [[2009]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref> Though, the game wasn't officially announced untill [[18 March]] 2011.<ref>[http://www.cinemablend.com/games/ Cinema Blend], [http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Lord-of-the-Rings-War-in-the-North-Announced-For-PS3-Xbox-360-PC-23485.html Lord of the Rings: War in the North Announced For PS3, Xbox 360 and PC], dated [[18 March]], [[2010]] (accessed at [[7 July]], [[2011]])</ref> Since its announcement several [[:Category:Images from The Lord of the Rings: War in the North|images]], [[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North#Traillers|traillers]] and concept art of several locations and characters has been released.
 
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===Continuity issues===
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''War in the North'' is considered to be a tie-in to Peter Jackson's film adaptations of ''The Lord of the Rings''. But since this game was developed before the [[The Hobbit (film series)|film adaptations]] of ''[[The Hobbit]]'' entered production, ''War in the North'' features minor continuity errors in relation to those movies.
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Elrond will summarize the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] as it is described in the novel; with [[Azog]] perishing during the [[Battle of Azanulbizar]] at the hands of Dain Ironfoot. However in the movies, Azog survives that battle, but was killed many years later by [[Thorin Oakenshield]] at the Battle of Five Armies.
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== Trailers ==
 
== Trailers ==
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<tr><td>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YTAhYUzMz4 Heroes will Rise]</td><td>1:36</td><td>1 June 2011</td><td>Teaser trailer</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YTAhYUzMz4 Heroes will Rise]</td><td>1:36</td><td>1 June 2011</td><td>Teaser trailer</td></tr>
  
<tr><td>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d117As-YYU8 Beleram Gameplay Trailer]</td><td>0:48</td><td>22 June 2011</td><td>Exploration of [[Beleram]], one of the games’ main characters</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d117As-YYU8 Belarum Gameplay Trailer]</td><td>0:48</td><td>22 June 2011</td><td>Exploration of [[Belarum]], one of the games’ main characters</td></tr>
  
 
<tr><td>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksRj9JUoEmc Behind the Scenes with new heroes]</td><td>2:14</td><td>24 June 2011</td><td>Coverage of some of the several characters</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksRj9JUoEmc Behind the Scenes with new heroes]</td><td>2:14</td><td>24 June 2011</td><td>Coverage of some of the several characters</td></tr>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*'''[http://www.warinthenorth.com/ Official Website]'''
 
*'''[http://www.warinthenorth.com/ Official Website]'''
*[http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/lotrwitn/ Official site for the Mac OS X version] at [http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/ FeralInteractive.com]
 
 
*[http://twitter.com/#!/warinthenorth Official Twitter page]
 
*[http://twitter.com/#!/warinthenorth Official Twitter page]
  
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