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Well, it seems there will be no stopping Warner Bros to unleash heaps and heaps of content surrounding their Lord of the Rings license. We hope you enjoy the epos translations as much as we do, because here comes round 3.
We first descend to the plains of Rohan, where the new Lord of the Rings Online expansion will take place. A diary shows us how the sound in the game is made. An extensive orchestra weaves together a score of many strings. The literature is closely followed when creating the music. The books from Tolkien have been rummaged through to find references on songs and sound, such as cascading voices. It’s all about creating a soundtrack that is expressive.
There is a lot of love put into the craft. Composers discuss experimenting with colors and dynamic and express they need to let music speak for itself, to sweep players along. While gamers are playing the game, the composers will try to play the player with their music. By creating a unique voice for the world, they hope to create evocative sounds.
In Lego Lord of the Rings, we return once more to the magical worlds that collide. The developers discuss weaving in the story as closely as they can into a progressing narrative. Cooperation is encouraged to unlock treasures and such. The game will also include a backpack element where players can store abilities, even if they’re not specifically tied to a certain character. The unique splitscreen of the Lego franchise will once more be present in this adventure.
A fun factoid is that in the creation of making the game, the developers try to match the Lego ambience as best they can with the movies. How, you may ask? Well, the clip shows us that creations in the game are built in real life beforehand, with actual Lego bricks. The delivery is important to draw in younger players and get them inspired to play the game and perhaps the story it’s about.
Lastly, that other license called Guardians of Middle-Earth has received a release date. The multiplayer brawler will be available for Playstation Network and Xbox Live on December 4, 2012 at a price of €14.99. Strangely enough, the game will also receive a retail release on December 7, but only for Playstation 3 and marked up at €29.99. However, this version comes with pre-paid access discounts to post-release content. It would include an extra game mode, additional maps and more characters, both good and bad. Some of these would be based off the characters from The Hobbit, the new film directed by Peter Jackson. This movie would release on December 14. There are currently no plans for a similar treatment for Xbox 360. A packshot for the retail version has been released as well.