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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>
 
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>
  
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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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">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.
  
 
==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 - Beleram & Orcs3.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>
  
 
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>
 
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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===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===
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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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| [[Chris Edgerly]] || [[Aragorn]]
 
| [[Chris Edgerly]] || [[Aragorn]]
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| [[Crispin Freeman]] || [[Legolas]]
 
| [[Crispin Freeman]] || [[Legolas]]
 
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| [[Richard Horvitz]] || [[Adalgar Oldbank]]
 
| [[Richard Horvitz]] || [[Adalgar Oldbank]]
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| [[Jennifer Hale]] ||[[Idona Bellflower]]
 
| [[Jennifer Hale]] ||[[Idona Bellflower]]
 
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| [[Bob Joles]] || [[Gimli]]
 
| [[Bob Joles]] || [[Gimli]]
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| [[Tom Kane]] || [[Gandalf]]<ref name="voices"/>
 
| [[Tom Kane]] || [[Gandalf]]<ref name="voices"/>
 
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| Eric Lopez ||
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| [[Eric Lopez]] ||
 
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| [[Yuri Lowenthal]] || [[Frodo Baggins]]/[[Glorhirin]]<ref name="voices"/>
 
| [[Yuri Lowenthal]] || [[Frodo Baggins]]/[[Glorhirin]]<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]] || [[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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| [[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>
 
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| John Olson ||
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| [[Jim Piddock]] || [[Bilbo Baggins]]/[[Elrond]]
 
| [[Jim Piddock]] || [[Bilbo Baggins]]/[[Elrond]]
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| [[Phil Proctor]] || [[Radagast]]
 
| [[Phil Proctor]] || [[Radagast]]
 
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| Keith Szarabajka ||
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| [[Fred Tatasciore]] || [[Agandaur]]
 
| [[Fred Tatasciore]] || [[Agandaur]]
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| [[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>
 
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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 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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===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 ==
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