Expect to see more variety of missions, much less linear missions, many more characters, much more differentiation between the characters and how they interact with the world and that world will be a much more interactive world.
You can unlock THREE hidden characters. I wonder....Eowyn? Eomer? Theoden? My heart races at the prospect of playing Eowyn against the Witch King on the Pelennor Fields...EA, are you listening? At any rate, you DO get to face Shelob and the Witch King, and that in itself is enough to make me start camping out to buy this game as soon as it is released!
"Get An Advance Look Into the World of Middle-earth on November 5th When The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game Begins A New Chapter with The Return of the King..."
Vivendi Universal Games today confirmed it was ceasing development of The Lord of the Rings: The Treason of Isengard for the Xbox and PlayStation 2. The title was in development at Surreal Software, the studio currently at work on the action horror game The Suffering.
"New Line Cinema is planning on releasing the extended versions of THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and THE TWO TOWERS in theaters before the December 17 release of THE RETURN OF THE KING..."
Middle-Earth Online will be the first Tolkien-based game to take place in a permanent digital universe, located on computer servers scattered around the world. Even when a player leaves to walk the dog or do homework, the game goes on, as thousands of other players continue the saga. When the absent player returns, he'll find that Middle-earth is a different place -- perhaps with his home burned to the ground, and more of those nasty Ringwraiths hanging about.