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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
80
4.0
PlayStation 2
82
3.6
Xbox
80
3.2

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Experience the intense action of The Lord of the Rings’, The Two Towers’ movie in the video game on Nintendo GameCube.

    Continue your journey through the epic story of Middle-earth by fighting and battling your way against Orcs and other creatures in fully 3D interactive environments. As Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas, you'll be encouraged to balance and utilize each character's unique moves, skills, and weaponry in order to complete your quest.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:

    Hordes of Orcs.



    Through the magic of cinema, a whole new generation of Middle-earthlings have experienced the adventures of elves, dwarves, wizards and hobbits in J.R.R. Tolkien's classic Lord of the Rings series. Electronic Arts invites players to join the adventure in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers for the Nintendo GameCube.

    Straight To Video Game

    EA has taken a decidedly direct approach to translating Peter Jackson's films to video-game form. Players command some of the greatest heroes in the Fellowship through 12-plus levels of hacking, slashing and arrow-slinging. Fan favorites Aragorn the Ranger, Gimli the Dwarf warrior and Legolas the Elven archer are at your command. Each character has unique moves and strengths, so you can pick the one that feels right for you.

    As it has with Harry Potter and James Bond games, EA shows its willingness to go the extra mile to assure the most cinematic experience. Levels are introduced by actual footage from the New Line Cinema films and the on-screen actors are replaced by their polygonal look-alikes. Movie stars Elijah Wood (Frodo), Ian McKellen (Gandalf) Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) and Orlando Bloom (Legolas) lend their voice talents to all-new dialogue. The effect truly immerses players into the world of the movie.

    The Two Movies

    While named The Two Towers, your quest actually begins with battle sequences from the original Fellowship of the Ring. Players do battle against familiar foes such as Wraiths, Orcs, Trolls and Goblins. After slaying army after army of attacking foot soldiers, you'll often encounter a horrific boss character at level's end.

    A deceptively short list of combat commands at adventure's start offers a surprising amount of depth as your journey progresses. Weak and strong attacks can be chained together for combos. Each hero can also block attacks and unleash projectile weapons on hard-to-reach enemies. As you proceed, you will learn new skills, providing added depth to the game.

    In many scenarios, a computer-controlled comrade will help you through a level, but there is no two-player co-op mode.

    Character Building

    While sharing little with the countless role-playing games that Tolkien's writings have spawned, The Two Towers does allow for limited character building. Players are rated on their performance during gameplay and points are tallied at the end of each level. Not only will your character gain levels (and thus, strength) but you can use earned points to unlock devastating new techniques.

    Audio/Video Magic

    The development team did an ace job of bringing the spectacular movie scenery to life. You'll often find yourself marveling at the cascading waterfalls and beautiful architecture. The environments bristle with lovingly crafted animations and detailed textures.

    Each character is well animated and textured to look just like the actors from the movie. There's a noticeable difference between Legolas's nimble gait and stocky Gimli's trot.

    Nobody will complain about the soundtrack either, which has been directly taken from the two movies. The fully orchestrated music, coupled with voices from the movie's stars, adds to the intensity of each scene and makes you feel as though you're really there.

    Insert Tolkien To Continue

    Electronic Arts has exceeded expectations with a highly entertaining action title. Only the addition of more levels and a two-player mode could make this one any better. As it stands, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is one movie-to-video game to rule them all!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 02, 2005.

Electronic Arts Germany website - PS2/GC/Xbox:
    Ein Ring sie zu knechten … Basierend auf der monumentalen Verfilmung des Fantasy-Klassikers von J.R.R. Tolkien durch New Line Cinema, beinhaltet das Videospiel Der Herr der Ringe’, Die zwei Türme’ sowohl Elemente aus dem Film als auch atemberaubende Spielelemente und bietet dem Spieler damit ein überwältigendes interaktives Erlebnis. Der Spieler kann die mitreißendsten Momente aus den ersten beiden Filmen, "Die Gefährten’" und "Die zwei Türme ’", im Spiel noch einmal durchleben.

    In EAs erstem Action-Adventure-Spiel zu Der Herr der Ringe kann der Spieler in die Rolle einer der Hauptfiguren aus dem Film schlüpfen, während andere Gefährten vom Computer gesteuert werden. In Die zwei Türme muss der Spieler gegen eine Vielzahl von Orks kämpfen und sich mit bösartigen Monstern wie dem Höhlentroll und Saruman auseinander setzen. Durch den strategischen Spielaufbau muss der Spieler schnell reagieren und bei der Auswahl seiner Figuren und Kampfbewegungen taktisch klug vorgehen.

    Mittelerde wird mit viel Liebe zum Detail zum Leben erweckt. In über 16 Missionen (nur PS2) wird der Spieler Schauplätze aus den beiden ersten Filmen wiedererkennen. Ebenfalls im Spiel enthalten ist die Musik aus dem Film, für die Howard Shore einen Oscar erhielt.

    Electronic Arts hat sich weltweit die exklusiven Lizenzrechte gesichert, die es dem Unternehmen ermöglichen, Spiele basierend auf der monumentalen Trilogie von New Line Cinema zu entwickeln. Die zwei Türme ist das erste Spiel einer ganzen Der Herr der Ringe-Serie. Weitere Titel befinden sich bereits in der Entwicklungsphase und werden in den Jahren 2003 und 2004 für verschiedene Plattformen erscheinen.

    Features:

  • Charaktere, in deren Rolle der Spieler schlüpfen kann: Aragorn, Legolas und Gimli.
  • Action-Adventure aus der Perspektive der dritten Person mit einer starken Betonung auf taktischem Schwertkampf.
  • Hunderte einzigartiger Kampfanimationen.
  • Kampf gegen fünf Monster aus den ersten beiden Filmen, einschließlich des Höhlentrolls und Saruman.
  • 16 Levels mit atemberaubenden Szenen aus den ersten beiden Filmen.
  • Kampf gegen den bösen Sauron in über 10 Umgebungen aus den Filmen, einschließlich der Mine von Moria und Helms Klamm.
  • Mit der Oscar-prämierten Musik aus "Die Gefährten".

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Sep 21, 2004.

Electronic Arts UK website - PlayStation 2/Xbox/GameCube:

    Middle Earth comes to life in spectacular detail.



    One ring to rule them all... Based on New Line Cinema's epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings’, The Two Towers’ video games will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. In the game, players will be able to relive the most memorable movie moments from the first two films, "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers".

    EA's first The Lord of the Rings action adventure game will allow players to take control of the motion picture trilogy's action heroes: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, with other members of the Fellowship taking an active role during gameplay. In The Two Towers, players will battle a variety of Orcs and square off against vicious boss monsters including the Cave Troll and Saruman. A tactical gameplay system will encourage players to react quickly and be strategic with their selection of characters, weaponry and combat moves.

    FEATURES

  • Three playable characters: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli.

  • Third person action/adventure gameplay with an emphasis on tactical sword fighting.

  • Hundreds of unique combat animations.

  • Battle five boss monsters from the first two movies, including the Cave Troll and Saruman.

  • Sixteen levels consisting of memorable movie moments from the first two films.

  • Face the evil forces of Sauron in over 10 environments from the movies, including the Mines of Moria and the walls of Helm's Deep.

  • Musical score taken from Academy Award-winning The Fellowship of the Ring.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Jun 18, 2004.

Press Release - PlayStation 2:

    EA RELEASES THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE TWO TOWERS ON THE PLAYSTATION 2 AND ANNOUNCES UPCOMING XBOX AND NINTENDO GAMECUBE VERSIONS



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 21, 2002 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today the North American release of The Lord of the Rings’, The Two Towers’ video game for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and revealed plans to bring this highly-anticipated title to the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube’ later this year. The Nintendo Game Boy® Advance version will ship on Tuesday, November 12.

    Based on New Line Cinema’s Academy Award-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and the upcoming second installment, “The Two Towers,” EA’s The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers game will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. Players will be immersed into the roles of the film’s main action heroes: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, with other members of the Fellowship taking an active role during gameplay.

    Set in 13 stunningly detailed levels taken straight from the big screen, players must battle the evil forces of the Dark Lord Sauron in order to protect the Ring of Power and restore peace to Middle-earth. The Two Towers game features third-person action/adventure gameplay and a tactical combat system that includes speed attacks, ranged weapons, defensive parries and special combination moves designed to allow players to be strategic with their choice of character, weaponry and combat attacks. Throughout the journey, players will be rewarded with experience points that can be used to upgrade their character’s abilities and weaponry.

    Through a close collaborative relationship with New Line Cinema and the New Zealand-based film production team, EA’s The Two Towers game features actual sound effects from the films and voice-over from the real actors: Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), John Rhys-Davies (Gimli), and Ian McKellen (Gandalf). To add to the authenticity and to the cinematic experience, the game will feature over five hours of Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning musical score. The Two Towers video game also includes “never-before-seen” footage from the second installment of New Line Cinema’s epic adventure, as well as exclusive interviews with the actors.

    EA’s The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers PlayStation 2 video game is rated “T” (Teen) and carries an MSRP of $49.99. The game is co-developed by EA’s Redwood Shores Studio and Stormfront Studios. For more information on EA’s The Lord of the Rings games, visit the official product website at: www.lordoftherings.ea.com. Additional information can be found on the press website at: www.info.ea.com.

    Last year, New Line Cinema tapped EA as the exclusive interactive games licensee for the trilogy. The license grants EA the exclusive rights to develop and publish products based on the movies for next generation video game consoles, PC and handheld platforms.

    “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” will be released in theaters nationwide on December 18, 2002. For more information about “The Lord of the Rings,” please go to www.lordoftherings.net.

    About the Game Boy® Advance Version The handheld version will allow players to take control of five characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Frodo, Eowyn and Gandalf the Wizard. Over 30 levels per character will challenge each member of the Fellowship, bringing the grand total to over 150 levels in the entire game. Linked play will accommodate two-player multiplayer action via the GBA Link Cable. The game is being developed by Griptonite Games, an Amaze Entertainment Studio.

    ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.7 billion for fiscal 2002. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. EA markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS’, EA GAMES’, EA SPORTS BIG and EA.COM. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

    ABOUT NEW LINE CINEMA Founded in 1967, New Line Cinema is the entertainment industry’s leading independent producer and distributor of theatrical motion pictures. New Line licenses its films to ancillary markets including cable and broadcast television as well as to international venues. The company, which is a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner Inc., operates several divisions including in-house theatrical distribution, marketing, home video, television, acquisition, production, licensing and merchandising units. More information about New Line Cinema can be obtained at www.newline.com. For more information about The Lord of the Rings, please go to www.lordoftherings.net

    For more information about New Line Cinema’s Licensing & Merchandising, please contact Stephanie Baumoel or Sheila Feren Thurston at FerenComm, 212-983-9898.

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    Contributed by skl (1141) on Feb 28, 2004.

PlayStation Holiday Catalog 2003 - Print/website:
    Battle the evil forces of Mordor in the critically acclaimed game based on the blockbuster The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers. Play as Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli as you defend the Fellowship and ultimately face Saruman’s Uruk–Hai army at Helm’s Deep.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Nov 21, 2003.

EA Games Brochure:
    Join the fellowship as you journey south towards Gondor & experience all of the exciting moments from the films The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.

    Key Features
    • Play as the three action heroes from the movies, Aragorn the Ranger, Legolas the Elf, and Gimli the Dwarf, each with unique fighting styles.
    • Fight through sixteen levels of fully rendered 3D environments consisting of memorable movie moments from the first two films, including the Mines of Moria & the walls of Helm's Deep.
    • Battle Boss monsters from the first two movies, including the Cave Troll & Saruman.

    Contributed by Kartanym (10777) on May 14, 2003.

EA's web site:
    Battle the evil forces of Mordor in the only game for PlayStation 2 based on the blockbuster The Lord of the Rings movies.

    Join the fellowship and experience all of the action from the first two blockbuster movies in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Step into the roles of Aragorn the Ranger, Legolas the Elf, and Gimli the Dwarf, each with their own set of upgradeable attacks and combos. Battle Sauron's minions including an army of 10,000 Uruk-Hai on the walls of Helm's Deep, hordes of Orcs on the plains of Rohan, and even the monstrous Cave Troll in Balin's Tomb. With scenes from both movies, and exclusive interviews with the stars from the films, you'll have everything you need to determine the fate of Middle-earth.

    Key Features
  • Play as the three action heroes from the movies, Aragorn the Ranger, Legolas the Elf, and Gimli the Dwarf, each with unique fighting styles and upgradeable combat moves.
  • Face the evil forces of Sauron in third person action/adventure gameplay emphasizing tactical sword fighting using blocks, parries, thrusts, and special moves.
  • Fight through thirteen levels of fully rendered 3D environments

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Dec 02, 2002.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    DECIDE THE FATE OF MIDDLE-EARTH



    JOIN THE FELLOWSHIP
  • Play as Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli in this epic adventure

  • Upgrade your characters with new moves and weapons

  • Unlock a secret character and level

    DEFEAT THE DARK LORDS MINIONS
  • Battle through locations from the first two films, including the defense of Helm's Deep

  • Fight Orcs, the Uruk-Hai, Ringwraiths, and more

    EXCLUSIVE MOVIE CONTENT
  • Scenes from the film The Two Towers

  • Soundtracks from The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Exclusive interviews with the stars of the films

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Nov 10, 2002.