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LotR: War in the North Collector’s Edition sets us all aquiver

by Alice O’Connor

A trio of  The Lord of the Rings: War in the North fact-nuggets have been announced today for Snowblind’s action-RPG. Firstly, a fall 2011 launch has been confirmed for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 game. Secondly, the pre-order bonuses have been unveiled. Lastly, there will be a $130 Collector’s Edition which comes in a quiver–yes, a case for holding arrows.

Packed into a leather-looking (pleather?) quiver, the $129.99 CE will offer a copy of the game, an art book, interviews and footage concerning the soundtrack by Inon Zur, and three tracks from the game soundtrack. On Xbox 360, you’ll also get a set of Ranger armour, helmet, quiver and bow for your Avatar, whilst PlayStation 3 players will receive a PS3 theme pack instead. No word on any fancy digital bonuses for the PC edition.

As for pre-ordering, there are a selection of minor goodies–as pre-order bonuses should be–ranging from in-game items and quests to digital comics and physical posters. Here’s what’s on offer:

Exclusive to, pre-order the game and get early access to part two of the War in the North Digital Comic written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Simon Coleby and produced by DC Entertainment. The comic book reveals the back story leading up to The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Players will also receive the Orc Champion sword for in-game use.

Best Buy

Embark on an Elven adventure with the Elf Theme Pack, equipped with a mystical Elven sword, armor and helmet, and get access to the Lothlórien Challenge map.


Visit the Citadel of the Stars and the Tower of Stone with the Human Theme Pack equipped with an exclusive human sword, armor and battle attire of the Human Ranger, and get access to the Osgiliath Challenge map.


Immerse yourself in the sounds of Middle-earth with three exclusive tracks from the War in the North soundtrack.

Toys ‘R’ Us

Receive a limited edition, signed War in the North poster by Jim Lee, and access to download parts one and two of the War in the North Digital Comic at launch.


A Dwarven quest lies ahead for everyone who chooses to pre-order at Wal-Mart; the Dwarf Theme Pack includes an exclusive dwarf sword, armor and helmet.

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