Feral Interactive says the multiplayer action role-playing game The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is coming to the Mac. Developed by Snowblind Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for consoles and PC, the game will be released on Aug. 29.
Here’s how the game is described: “The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is the untold story of three adventurers, Eradan the ranger, Andriel the elf and Farin the dwarf, who form their own fellowship and journey through Middle-earth to protect the North from Sauron’s malevolent forces.
“Players can embark on the quest alone, playing as each of the characters in turn, or with a friend in co-operative multiplayer mode. They will forge a new path that will take them to hitherto unvisited domains of Middle-earth as well as legendary locations such as Rivendell and the Misty Mountains, encountering both well-loved characters and new arrivals such as Belaram, one of the Great Eagles of Middle-earth, whom they can summon to fight alongside them in battle.
“A compelling combination of visceral action and immersive role-playing, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North pits players against trolls, orcs, giant spiders and other monstrous creatures. Every enemy slain helps players upgrade the trio’s abilities, be it Eradan’s swordsmanship, Andriel’s magic or Farin’s fearsome skill with an axe.”
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North for the Mac will retail in North America for US $29.99, £19.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €24.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. When released, it will be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including http://www.feralinteractive.com. A mini-site dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/lotrwitn/ and a trailer can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/feralinteractive .
Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0GHz Intel Mac with at least 4GB RAM, 512MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.7.5 or later. The game does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx, Nvidia 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 320M. The HD4000 card requires an Intel i7 CPU. These system requirements are provisional and subject to change before release.