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EA picks up the rights to LORD OF THE RINGS

By Troy Roberts     July 25, 2001
Source: GameSpot

Peter Jackson gives new meaning to the words "big budget fantasy" with The Lord of the Rings trilogy
© 2001 New Line Cinema

After months of negotiations between Electronic Arts and New Line Cinema, the two have finally struck a deal that will allow EA to develop games based on the LORD OF THE RINGS movies.

Electronic Arts did not release any specifics, like which system the games would be released on, but did confirm that several projects were already underway. "Yes, Electronic Arts does have an agreement with New Line Cinema to produce a series of games based on the LORD OF THE RINGS movie," says Jeff Brown, spokesperson for Electronic Arts. "The games are in development right now and we will have more information for you later."

Anyone remember the LORD OF THE RINGS role-playing game for the Super Nintendo, years ago? Let's see if Electronic Arts can give us a LORD OF THE RINGS RPG with the graphics of FINAL FANTASY X. There's something for everyone to hope for. We'll keep you updated.


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