War in the north is a new LOTR game due to be released August 24th (according to PC gamer magazine) [EDIT: Other sources say November 1st].
It is set during the same period as the LORT books but your task is to take care of a threat to middle earth in North.
It will be a 3 player co-op online or 2 player co-op offline.
The gameplay looks very similar to that of previous LOTR games such as The Return of The King. The main difference being better looking graphics and much more fluid actions.
This game looks set to be the best LOTR game yet and due to it not being tied in completely with the LOTR story but still keeps the connection it gives players a feeling of familiarity and has allowed the developers to create a plot that works well with a game.
For those who have read the books and seen the maps of Middle Earth this is an excellent way to get to know some of the unexplored areas of Middle Earth and see what they would look like.