The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a role-playing game in development by Snowblind Studios . It is based on the events taking place in the northern regions of Middle-earth in the background of the main story of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and movies. Players will take control of a hero of the war, and will be able to play through the game alone or cooperatively with other players, with the ability adjust the percentage of experience your co-op partner receives. In a preview article of Playstation Magazine, it has been revealed that you will have certain skills that are upgradeable, characters that can be customized, and dialog will be like Mass Effect without the moral ramifications. The game is scheduled for release in North America in 2011.