The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Screenshots, FAQ, and More

In order to give their registered members some exclusive content, Warner Bros. and Snowblind Studios have created a new "Council of the North" section on the official The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. There, you'll discover a new Mirkwood gameplay video, an extended version of The Black Númenórean trailer, some wallpaper and screenshots (that I've mirrored over in our image gallery), and a short FAQ.  Frequently asked and answered:
What is the Council of the North?

We here at are rolling out an exclusive new section of the site that we designed to highlight and reward members in our community. For all the details, check out our Tour article.

I know someone who's interested in being in the Council. What should he/she do?

The Council is open to anyone who registers a profile here on All your friend needs to do is sign up here.

Can I invite friends?

We're looking into a way for Council members to extend invites to a select group of friends. We'll keep you posted.

How can I become a Ringbearer?

There's no single answer for how to become a Ringbearer. All we can say is that this is a very special way to reward our super fans.

What happened to the "Beta" version of the Council?

We rolled out the Council to a small group of fans first to see how people would respond to extended versions of our trailers, additional screenshots, and more. We were so excited about the Council content that we wanted to make sure that more people could see it! We still want to make sure that it feels like something special for our biggest fans, which is why we're giving registered users early access to this exciting content.

Where can I give feedback on the Council?

We always love hearing from the fans, and appreciate any and all feedback. We've created a thread on the Council-exclusive forums to collect feedback. Thanks for helping us out with your constructive comments!

And here's the press release announcing all of these goodies:

"You have come and are here met, in this very nick of time, by chance as it may seem. Yet it is not so." Elrond

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios are pleased to invite fans to join The Council of the North, an exclusive community for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North accessed by registering at the game's official website: registered, members are part of The Council of the North, gaining access to exclusive content and joining the ultimate destination for, and celebration of, The Lord of the Rings gaming fans.

Council members enjoy unparalleled special access to video game information and insight from the development team. Exclusive elements include developer Q&As, unique screenshots and concept art, exclusive or extended cuts of videos, special events, contests and more. Key community members will be highlighted in the Council's Hall of Ringbearers. Anywhere The Council of the North logo appears, you can be sure elite content lies within.

Give your readers a taste of this exclusive content by posting the extended (Council Cut) of the recently released Black Númenórean Trailer. The battle will soon begin pick up your sword and join the Fellowship with The Council of the North!

Register at, and don't forget to (like) us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @WarInTheNorth.

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an intense Action RPG video game based on the renowned works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Evolving the RPG genre through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship, the game breaks new ground as the first The Lord of the Rings video game to embrace the gritty and brutal reality of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Exploring previously unseen lands, storylines and characters as well as those familiar from past feature films, gamers experience expansive co-op gameplay and upgradeable weapons, character customization and development, skills and special abilities.  Gamers must play together or perish as they work to defeat Sauron's forces in the North.

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is slated to launch on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Games for Windows in 2011.