Pandemic has announced The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, a title envisioned as similar to their Star Wars: Battlefront games, but set in Tolkien's Middle Earth.
The game will allow you to play out any of the battles from the Lord of the Rings series. The scope is epic, as you might expect, with up to 150 characters on-screen at any time, as many as eight players online, with four players co-op through the main campaign, either online or via four-player split-screen. And with two distinct campaigns to play through, including an original take on what would happen if Sauron regained control of the One Ring, Pandemic promises plenty of scenarios to wage battle through.
"Our Pandemic Studios creative teams have years of expertise bringing giant battlefields to life," says Andrew Goldman, Pandemic Studios co-founder and general manager. "We've always wanted to harness our experience in a fantasy universe with warriors, archers, mages and castle sieges. Of course, there is truly no better fantasy world to recreate than the enormity of 'The Lord of the Rings' realm."
I put on my robes and wizard hat!