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LotR: Aragorn's Quest Revealed As A Move Launch Title

Now that the PlayStation Move has been officially announced, we'll start seeing some compatible software.

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The Saul Zaentz Company and New Line Productions, Inc. have revealed that The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest will launch for the PlayStation 3 "with full support for PlayStation's upcoming motion controller technology at the controller's launch." Described as a "family-friendly" action/adventure title and based on the films by Peter Jackson and the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, the promising, colorful, hopefully entertaining quest will release in Fall 2010 for the PS3 as well as the PSP, PS2, Wii and DS. Obviously, you will step into the shoes of the legendary Ranger, where you will "relive his most daring battles from 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy." Aragorn can use his sword and bow and yes, he'll even ride about on his horse, so it'll feel pretty darn authentic for the younger crowd. As for the motion controller, we'll be able to try two-player co-op (the second character will be Gandalf) and view our precise weapon strikes - made with our hands and wrists - on screen.

The game will also have the benefit of voice actors Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Goonies," "Rudy") and John Rhys-Davies ("Indiana Jones," "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy). As fans know, Astin played Samwise Gamgee and Rhys-Davies played Gimli. Lastly, the game will feature music scores from the movies, to give us a real sense of immersion in the epic adventure. Expect to see more Move-compatible software as the year progresses.

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Comments (31 posts)

Sithis
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 10:55:25 AM
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If they make the game a little more like Conquest (which was a good game), I just might pick it up along with Move.

Last edited by Sithis on 3/11/2010 10:55:47 AM

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michiganfan1983
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 10:59:55 AM
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Thanks, not named writer!

Hopefully this game turns out better than the last LOTR game, Conquest I think it was called. I was not a fan of the camera controls and overall game play. I would like to see video of this in action before I really get excited for it.

Side note: just had this thought that LOTR should be turned into a Lego game by Travelers Tales. That would be pretty sweet.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 11:10:32 AM

Haha, it has to be Ben.

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michiganfan1983
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 11:25:44 AM

That's what i figure but ...

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Kowhoho
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 3:39:52 PM

Mr. Name is just as qualified as anyone else, don't make fun of him! >:l

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 4:22:24 PM

Ben's alter ego forgot to clock in today :)

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tridon
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 11:00:49 AM
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Interesting how this title is coming from Warner Bros. and not Electronic Arts like the last few games. I wonder if this will be an improvement over past titles then?

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photo K
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 11:09:08 AM
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OMG!!! LOTR!!! hahah freaking awesome.

What Say you?!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 11:11:37 AM

I don't like the LOTR... I'm sorry, I've tried.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 4:22:50 PM

I love it, but not this orc treachery.

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photo K
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 11:09:32 AM
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buy this game and I shall hold your oathes full-filled!

hahahah ok

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 11:22:22 AM
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Graphics look rather sub par, or maybe they are going for a "kiddie" type feel for it. Of course, I am assuming that is a PS3 screenshot. Maybe it is a PSP, or a Wii screenshot.

If reviews are good, I'll get it for the Wii. You can keep your Move.

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coverton341
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 12:15:49 PM

With the advent of the Move also has come the influx of casual kid friendly colourful games.

Ok maybe influx is a little bit of an exaggeration but I wouldn't be surprised to see a bunch of games start looking like this if they are Move games.

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Highlander
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 12:34:58 PM

@Coverton

Completely agreed, and it's not necessarily a bad thing. The PS3 needs that kind of game to appeal to that kind of audience. Granted we don't need a mountain of shovel-ware, but the advent of the PSMove controller does bring an opportunity. That opportunity is a whole new audience who have already bought into the Wii control concept. It doesn't mean that the PS3's mainstream audience or games will change, it just opens new doors and brings additional (and different) games to the platform.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 12:35:16 PM

Coverton, if that is the case, then Sony is trying to move in on Nintendo's marketplace, and I can't see the casual folks that already own a Wii wanting to get a PS3 for THEIR casual games. It will be interesting to see how the Move is marketed, and what kind of games come out for it. I just don't think it will catch on like Sony must hope.

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kraygen
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 4:36:22 AM

@Myworstnightmar

I have to disagree with ya when you say people with a wii wouldn't want to get a ps3 and move.

I'd think that is like saying people with a ps2 would never want a ps3.

Psm will be way better than wii, it's a huge upgrade.

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B-RadGfromOV
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 3:21:51 PM
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Awesome. Sword and shield control ftw.

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Kempy21
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 3:29:08 PM
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Instead of making crappy LotR games why don't they make demon souls 2 compatible with playstation move and a dual shock then everyone will be happy.

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kraygen
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 4:37:07 AM

From what I hear Demon's Souls 2 might be possible, especially since they started working on it after the psm was nearly finished.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 4:20:45 PM
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WOW that looks SO... bad.

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Alienange
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 5:26:40 PM
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It may not be entirely my thing, but I can certainly respect that Sony has officially entered the motion control market. I hope it works out for them.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 6:37:29 PM

But not too much, I hate this type of gameplay and I most certainly don't want it to become the majority.

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kraygen
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 4:38:24 AM

Just remember this game is not being made for the move, it was being developed for all systems including wii and ds, they are just using move tech for it on ps3 version because it will be easy for them to do.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 7:48:11 PM
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Best of both worlds would be to add in the option of either the Move &/or the Dualshock, just for those who wind up not liking the usage of the Move for that particular game.

(Although I don't know if doing a game both ways would be too cost-prohibitive or not).

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kraygen
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 4:41:08 AM

Shouldn't be too hard, lair was originally only motion controlled and a small simple download changed it to be able to turn off motion control.

Should be same thing as the this, move still has buttons you need to use.

I'm sure most compatible games will allow either controller options, but of course there will probably be a handful that require the move.

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___________
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 12:13:22 AM
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i remember playing the second game i think it was for weeks on end absolutely loved it.
i dont know about using the motion controller though, playing the game for a few hours straight waving your arm around.
well that sounds tiring.
thats the exact reason i have not bought a wii yet, well that and i refuse to pay 400 bucks for a non HD console.
id be ok for a short period of time, but for a few hours i dont know.
this is why shooters would be perfect with this tech because all they require is using the controller to aim.
slightly more effort than using a controller but much more accurate and fun.
especially in BFBC2 i was playing it last night and the twitchy response of the sticks is driving me insane!
i cant figure out whats going on, i normally have no problems aiming but in this im getting slaughtered!
oh, on SP i have not touched MP yet.
funny how everyone hated killzone 2s controls found them so hard to use and pull of good shots.
me they stuck like glue i was a marksman in no time.
only wished more games would adopt those types of controls.
come to think of it, thats the only useful thing to come out of KZ2.

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kraygen
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 4:43:03 AM

I highly doubt the movements would be anymore tiring than using a mouse while playing a shooter on a computer. You don't have to stand up and wave your arms around, small movements should work just as well.

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___________
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 7:54:04 AM

well for a shooter no because you can relax your arm your not swinging it around.
in a sword game like GOW or something than that would get real exhausting real fast.

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WolfCrimson
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 4:04:09 AM
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Guys, check out the wiki page for the PSMove, they list all the games in development (Ape Escape baby!) for the Move AND the current games (say hello to easier create mode in LBP) that will get patched to support it.

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kraygen
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 4:44:20 AM

yeah I posted that in the move article, it also has lots of other interesting info about how the move works and the options that will be available for the move tech.

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buckoboy1
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 2:36:07 PM
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looks like W.O.W graphics, not happy! :(

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