We've been following the development of Aragorn's Quest pretty closely. A kid friendly co-op brawler set in Middle Earth? Yes please. So far the game has been delayed from a Fall 2009 release to Spring 2010. It appears we have to wait a bit longer, as it has been delayed once more, this time to Fall 2010. But there is a bit of good news to go with the bad.
In addition to releasing on the Wii, Aragorn's Quest will be available on the Playstation 3, supporting Sony's Playstation Move control scheme. So, if you don't own a Wii, and are planning to pick up Move, why not enjoy the Strider-Hobbit smackdown in high definition? The press release claims there is exclusive PS3 content, as well, though both Wii and PS3 Move gamers can take a shot at waggling swords on screen without accidentally decaptitating their co-op partner.WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE LORD OF THE RINGS: ARAGORN'S QUEST VIDEOGAME FOR PLAYSTATION® SUPPORTING PLAYSTATION'S UPCOMING MOTION CONTROLLER TECHNOLOGY
March 11th 2010: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The Saul Zaentz Company and New Line Productions, Inc. announce today that The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest videogame will launch on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system with full support for PlayStation's upcoming motion controller technology at the controller's launch. This family-friendly action-adventure game, based on the films and literature of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will ship in Autumn 2010 for the PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ system.
In The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest videogame, players become the legendary hero Aragorn and relive his most daring battles from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The action-packed sword, bow and horseback adventures will be enhanced for players of all ages through high-quality graphics and gameplay created especially for the PlayStation 3 system. Utilizing PlayStation's upcoming motion controller for precision through mastery, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest videogame engages players with intuitive motion-control gameplay where every controller gesture instantly and accurately translates to weapon strikes in the game. Exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system and Wii, two-player motion controlled co-op gameplay featuring Gandalf allows kids, families and friends to battle side-by-side in the heart of the action.
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest videogame will feature the voice talents of actor Sean Astin (Rudy, The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and actor and vocal artist John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy). Both Astin and Rhys-Davies will reprise their on-screen roles of Samwise Gamgee and Gimli. The game also showcases original in-game music tracks along with music from The Lord of the Rings film scores created by composer Howard Shore.
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is developed for Wii by Headstrong Games and for the PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation 2 system, PSP system and Nintendo DS by TT Fusion.