EA Games recently announced that they are developing a new Lord of the Rings based RPG, titled The Lord of the Rings: The White Council. TWC will be based roughly like Oblivion, providing players with a rich, expansive world to navigate, via a number of different classes. Players will be able to choose to be a Man, an Elf, a Dwarf or a Hobbit.
"Our extremely talented and dedicated team is committed to creating an incredible new experience for fans of The Lord of the Rings and role playing gamers," said Steve Gray, executive producer, The Lord of the Rings, The White Council. "With its next generation gameplay and epic new storyline, we think The Lord of the Rings, The White Council will be a huge success."
Though the full storyline is currently unknown, one thing is certain: your quest in this game will be to earn the White Council's respect. That'll take some work though, because the White Council consists of Elrond, Galadriel, Saruman and Gandalf.
The Lord of the Rings: The White Council is slated for a Late 2007 release, on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.