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New Videogame in the making?


Aug 16 2013, 12:38pm

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Haven't seen this on here yet. From Kotaku:

"On his CV, a Seattle-based artist says the worked on storyboards for a AAA Lord of the Rings title at Monolith/WB Seattle last December and January following the release of Monolith's download-only LOTR MOBA Guardians of Middle-Earth. Given Monolith's recent emphasis on licensed games such as Guardians and Gotham City Impostors, Monolith handling another licensed title is hardly a surprise.
What might be a bit of surprise, however, is Monolith seemingly venturing back into AAA territory following layoffs and the studio's recent duo of smaller download-only titles. In early May, job postings revealed that the Seattle area studio is working on a cross-generation, quest-based open-world AAA action-adventure game.
Tolkien rights holders The Saul Zaentz Company recently registered a number of game-related trademarks and domains for "Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor," and those could very well fit Monolith's project. Monolith's title is likely still quite a bit away, but The Saul Zaentz Company registered trademarks for War in the North the last AAA LOTR title two years in advance of the game's release."
Monolith's Gotham City imposters has been quite popular, and, though I haven't played it, Guardians of Middle Earth seems to have gotten a decent reaction, since it is now being brought to PC with full steam integration. And an openworld AAA Lord of the RIngs game seems quite promising.

Personally I want nothing more than a good LotR game. I stil often play BfME and Return of the King is my standard go-to choice when playing co-op. And I've been playing those for ten years now, and they age very well. But the recent titles all seemed rather flawed. Hopefully this will bring Middle Earth back to life in a truly next-gen way.

Subject User Time
New Videogame in the making? LordGawain Send a private message to LordGawain Aug 16 2013, 12:38pm
    We need another good game Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Aug 16 2013, 12:44pm
        Yeah I would like a Hobbit trilogy game burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Sep 10 2013, 9:07pm
            Would be sweet Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Sep 10 2013, 11:17pm
                Agreed LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 Sep 11 2013, 2:28am
                    Conquest Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Sep 11 2013, 3:04am
    Shadow of Mordor could be Olessan Send a private message to Olessan Aug 17 2013, 2:25am
        Actually flameofudun Send a private message to flameofudun Aug 18 2013, 8:07pm
    Really want a new LOTR game LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 Aug 17 2013, 1:08pm
    I want one! canadianLOTR Send a private message to canadianLOTR Aug 28 2013, 3:21am
    LEGO: The Hobbit gliido Send a private message to gliido Oct 9 2013, 10:51pm


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