Deep in the sacred burial ground of the Rangers, couched within the forgotten tombs and lurking among the restless dead, the Barrow-wights watch and wait for Middle-Earth travelers careless enough to wander into their snares. Under the reign of the Barrow-wight Lord, these spirits linger between the realms of the dead and the living, preying on souls who fall to them in battle. The latest vignette for Warner Bros. Interactive’s upcoming fantasy RPG The Lord of the Rings: War in the North showcases the power of the Barrow-wight Lord and his hordes of skeletal and spectral minions. To win against this foe players must shatter the illusions he creates as he pits the Fellowship against itself and best his magic with their own strength in order to send him to a more permanent grave.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is slated for release on Playstation 3, Xbox360, and Microsoft Windows systems on November 1. The Barrow-wight Lord’s debut can be viewed after the cut.