Snowblind Studios' action RPG co-op-athon sees a different band of heroes heading North to face Sauron's allies, and to give time to the Fellowship of the Ring.
You always fight as a trio in War in the North and tactical thinking is a must to survive the onslaught of orcs and other nasty things, like trolls. It's got character progression of course and plenty of loot to manage on your travels.
Snowblind developed Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance which also emphasised co-op. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC November 25th. It's been a long time since we've had a promising looking LOTR game, hasn't it?