First details: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

EA releases information on the upcoming games based on the second Lord of the Rings movie.


EA revealed today that it will be releasing PS2 and GBA games based on New Line Cinema's upcoming film adaptation of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Both versions of the game will be released this fall, and, according to EA, they'll both take place from a third-person perspective.

The PS2 game is currently under codevelopment by Stormfront Studios and EA's own Redwood Shores Studio. Players will be allowed to play as Legolas the elf, Gimli the dwarf, and Aragorn the ranger through a reported 16 missions taking place in a variety of environments. EA promises a tactical gameplay system, requiring players to strategically ponder their party composition, weapon sets, and special abilities. EA also revealed that players will be able to combat cave trolls, as well as the evil wizard Saruman himself.

The GBA version of the game is under development at Griptonite Games and will allow players access to four characters: Frodo Baggins, Aragorn, Legolas, and the wizard Gandalf. Each character will boast 30 unique levels, for a total of 120, when all four characters are considered. A link mode will also be available, and it will let two people play simultaneously. No specifics regarding the multiplayer modes were revealed, however.

We'll have more information on the Two Towers games as soon as it's available.

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