Lord of the Rings Shadows of Angmar update + Elveon movie

Written by Ryan Garside

August 7, 2006 | 15:35

Tags: #angmar #elf #elves #hobbit #lord #movie #of #the #trailer

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If fantasy lands filled with elves is your idea of fun then prepare for excitement as we’ve got the latest updates on Elveon, the upcoming PC and 360 Elf-em-up, as well as news on the highly anticipated Lord of the Rings Online game Shadows of Angmar.

First up then Elveon, due out next year for PC, PS3 and 360 the developer (10tacle studios) has released a rather smart looking video showing how combat will look. Here’s how the developers describe it:

In the current trailer, an Aegans master demonstrates the deadly Elvish arsenal in a number of very painful lessons. The complex combat system, the incredibly dynamic motion capturing and weapon collisions calculated in real-time make for a truly intense atmosphere in combat. In order to make the deadly battles in Elveon even more realistic, Martial Arts experts have combined elements from different Asian and Middle-Age martial arts to develop a unique Elvish fighting style.

Elveon looks absolutely brilliant and will certainly challenge Oblivion for the title of best looking fantasy epic. If the smoothness of the combat translate to the control system then this will be a very special game. The light rays and shadows look very impressive, especially the silhouettes around the characters and trees (check out the picture above).

The second elfish related news refers to the upcoming Shadows of Angmar. Before we go any further here’s a blurb about what the game is about:

In The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar players will journey to Middle-earth™, an evolving and persistent re-creation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved world. There they will join thousands of others in an epic adventure as they explore a massive online world while defending the lands from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Gamers will face the dangers Frodo and the Fellowship left behind when they began their epic journey to destroy the One Ring. They will be able to choose from thousands of players online to forge their own fellowships and face the hideous monsters and minions of evil, fight epic battles and immerse themselves in the greatest adventure of our time.

The game will receive an exclusive premiere at the upcoming Edinburgh Interactive Festival(22nd August) so if you need to get your hands on it as soon as possible then make the trip, as the game will be available for the public to play-test. With graphics looking very Elder Scrolls, and with the massive fan base of Lord of the Ring, bit-tech predicts this game will be a big hit.

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