Scott at The Controller Online writes: "Warner Bros. and Snowblind Studios are teaming up to bring Lord of the Rings back to consoles, but this isn’t the sanitized movie tie-in you’re used to. It’s not even the same Lord of the Rings story you’re used to. War in the North breaks new ground in the Lord of the Ring universe by taking us through the events that were happening in the North, as the Fellowship headed south. This will also be the first time you see a 17+ rating, on anything Lord of the Rings, and it fits. You won’t hear Aragorn dropping any F-bombs, but you will see lots of dismembered Orcs and Goblins."