Earlier this week, Warner Brothers Entertainment announced that they would be adding two new characters to the lineup of their new game Guardians of Middle-Earth, making these the 16th and 17th characters to be added.
If you remember from the films or the books, Èowyn is the female hero who was able take down the Witch King after he killed her father, and she proved to everyone that a woman was just as powerful as a man on the battlefield. Èowyn is a character that is willing to sacrifice anything and everything to protect those she loves and her homeland of Rohan; her play style in Guardians of Middle-Earth reflects this, down to the last ability:
- Shieldmaiden: Shields self and nearby allies
- Great Renown: Heals Allies at the cost of her own health
- Know My Fury: Roots (halts) nearby enemies
- I Am No Man: Damages targets and stuns all enemies
Mozgog, the other new addition to Guardians of Middle-Earth, is the complete opposite, and is designed as an Orc should be – a complete brute and warrior.This visceral champion is said to have killed everyone who stood in his way to take the lead position in the Mordor armies, specializing in base damage with his massive, jagged, and eerie-looking sword:
- Berserker Rage: Increases own movement, health, and attack speeds
- Vile Taunt: Taunts enemies and reflects damage
- Brutal Draught: Trades health for increased damage
- Bloodied Blade: Area attack with damage and fear
Warner Brothers is trying hard to not only make Guardians of Middle-Earth a strong MOBA for consoles, but a strong Lord of the Rings experience. They are bringing in characters that can only be found in obscure locations in J.R.R. Tolkien’s books and are making the characters we already know and love as accurate as possible. Hats are tipped off to them for making quality over quantity, but this must be asked, “Where is Radagast?”
Guardians of Middle-Earth is set to release this December for both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Source – PR
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Like Lord of the Rings? Check out an older review of ours for The Book of Unwritten Tales, a game based of work by J.R.R. Tolkien, writer of Lord of the Rings, inspiration for Guardians of Middle-Earth.