The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (video game)
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|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers|
|Developer||Stormfront Studios (PS2, Xbox)|
Hypnos Entertainment (GC)
Griptonite Games (GBA)
|Platform||Game Boy Advance|
|Release date||PS2: 21 October 2002|
GameCube, Xbox: November 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is an action video game by Electronic Arts released in 2002, based on The Lord of the Rings film series, 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, EA could not publish a game about the first movie, and as such, had to incorporate scenes of both into one game.
The game sees the reprisal of much of the movie's cast, and uses music from the first film but not the second, since the latter's soundtrack was still being recorded when the game was being developed.
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 gameplay.
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.
Game Boy Advance version
In contrast to the console versions, the Game Boy Advance version is an action-based role playing game similar to older dungeon crawlers. Playing as Aragorn, Legolas, Frodo, Éowyn 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.