Guardians of Middle-Earth Info & Screens

By Chewie, 6 years ago
Monolith Productions, developers of Gotham City Impostors, have been working to bring another tie-in game to XBLA, this time based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth-based fantasy books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

A DOTA-esque MOBA game (that's 'Defence of the Ancients' and 'Multiplayer Online Battle Arena' to those of us who are confounded by those acronyms), aims to bring the most powerful heroes from the fantasy epic together in almighty clashes, presumably in an effort to finally answer age-old questions such as 'if Gandalf and Gollum teamed up against Sauron face-to-face: who would win?'

Following the recent announcement trailer, a few details have been released on the game's official website giving us a clearer idea of what to expect from the game:

•Enter the fray in epic 5 versus 5 engagements with live players or AI combatants
•Fight as over 20 iconic guardians from Middle-Earth — each with different strengths and abilities to develop and master
•Purchase items and buffs between matches using in-game currency earned through combat
•Track victories and defeats at any time through stat and leaderboard systems
•Coordinate with allies using in-game voice communication for a uniquely social Multiplayer Online Battle Arena experience
•Engage in the continuing conflict over Middle-earth with new guardians to be revealed post launch, with several released in conjunction with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture to deliver gamers a deeper connection to Peter Jackson's epic film
The currently revealed characters are Gollum, Gandalf, Uglúk the Uruk-hai and Thráin the Dwarf and, as the details above mention, keep an eye (of Sauron) out on the official website or here on TA as more are revealed -- some even after the game has launched.

We've also got a selection of screenshots for the game, showing some of the epic battles that will take place:
11/06/2012 - Screen 1

11/06/2012 - Screen 2

11/06/2012 - Screen 3

11/06/2012 - Screen 4

Guardians of Middle-Earth is set to release on actual Earth in the Fall of 2012 .
Credit for this story goes to METAL MIN0TAUR
Written by Chewie
Chewie is a Wookiee from Kashyyyk. Since helping the Rebel Alliance defeat the Emperor, he has taken up Achievement-Hunting and Newshoundery on TA. Also, ice-skating.