4-25-03 Latest News

Vivendi's Commitment to Excellence Continues
Flinch @ 2:57 am EST

Hey folks, fresh in from the Vivendi Universal Pre-E3 Press Event today here in Hollywood, CA. What was special about today was our first chance to get some hands on time with The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring. Let me tell you that my expectations for this game were very high, and to come out of an event like this so overjoyed that I couldn't quite form my sentences, really leaves me feeling that this will be the end all Tolkien Game this year. Also among the viewing was Black Label Games' The Lord of the Rings: The Treason of Isengard which takes materials directly from the book and brings it to you in its entirety.

Over the coming weeks leading into E3 we're going to be bringing you some very exclusive content, including interviews from the Vivendi Universal team, and hopefully have a chance to answer all of your questions and discuss all of your hopes and dreams on what would make the ultimate Tolkien Gaming Experience. On behalf of myself and Gaming Havens Staffer Vapors, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring hands down stole the show. We'll have more details on this as it is released, and more from the show floor at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this May.

Such a rewarding experience to see so many enthusiasts of Video Games simply entranced by the content shown from War of the Ring. I can't describe to you how beautiful it was to watch Legolas and a cadre of Mirkwood Elves chasing Gollum through the woods, or to watch a Balrog spring to life and begin to lay waste on the fields of battle. All of this considering that the game we were shown was only 60% completed. So send in your questions and comments as always to Havens@TheOneRing.net and stay tuned as we continue to be your ONE Resource for Tolkien Gaming Online!