A day may come when the courage of men fails,
when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship,
but it is not this day.
– Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed that the sights and sounds of Middle-earth will be live at E3, with daily concert and cocktail events in the South Hall Lobby Atrium each evening, featuring the music of their upcoming 2011 game, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North.
Each day of the Expo, June 7-9th, all show attendees will be invited to visit a Middle-earth themed lounge in the South Hall Lobby Atrium, where complimentary Wi-Fi access will be available to visitors. As show floor activity winds down in the evenings, the lounge becomes the venue for a VIP cocktail party and concert, as the space transforms into a Middle-earth merry-making respite to celebrate the end of day with music, drink and the fellowship of friends. Award-winning composer Inon Zur will conduct vocalists and a 40-piece live orchestra performing selections from the original score of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North.
E3 attendees that visit the WBIE Booth (South Hall, #2401) and participate in a demo of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North will receive a wrist band, granting them entrance to these nightly concert and cocktail receptions.
Daily from Tuesday, June 7th – Thursday, June 9th Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday: 4:30pm – 6pm
We look forward to raising a glass with you!
If you would like supporting still and video assets featuring composer Inon Zur at his recording session at Abbey Road Studios, please visit:
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an intense Action RPG video game based on the renowned works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship, the game breaks new ground as the first The Lord of the Rings video game to embrace the gritty and brutal reality of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Exploring previously unseen lands, storylines and characters as well as those familiar from past feature films, gamers experience expansive co-op gameplay and upgradeable weapons, character customization and development, skills and special abilities. Gamers must play together or perish as they work to defeat Sauron’s forces in the North. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Games for Windows.