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.
www.nintendo.com – 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 (49843) on Oct 02, 2005.
Electronic Arts Germany website - PS2/GC/Xbox:
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Press Release - PlayStation 2:
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.
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.
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 (49843) on Oct 02, 2005.
PlayStation Holiday Catalog 2003 - Print/website:
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.
Contributed by skl (1149) on Feb 28, 2004.
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.
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Contributed by Corn Popper (69582) on Nov 21, 2003.
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.
EA's web site:
Back of Case - PlayStation 2:
- 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 (10796) on May 14, 2003.