De wereld blijft voorlopig nog even in de ban van de Ring. Naast dat er dit jaar de nodige dvd's en zelfs andere games de markt zullen betreden, is het aan EA om een nieuwe RPG aan te kondigen voor Xbox, PS2, Gamecube en GBA. Van deze nieuwe titel, welke in de herfst van 2004, zijn vandaag de eerste screenshots op het net verschenen. Based on New Line Cinema and Peter Jackson's acclaimed film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age videogame allows players to adventure through Middle-earth, building a party of heroes as they journey. Players battle on the side of the Fellowship, but can unlock additional encounters where they fight on the side of Sauron as they progress. In the game, players will interact with the characters of the Fellowship in a unique structure, taking on individual quests while intersecting the major events of the film trilogy that drive the story forward. Parties will traverse through both familiar and seldom-glimpsed locations, using an innovative turn-based battle system as they fight, encountering the demonic Balrog in the Mines of Moria, defending the fallen city of Osgiliath, or trying to destroy Helm's Deep.The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age wordt, met uitzondering van de GBA versie, ontwikkeld door EA Redwood Shores studios, welke ook verantwoordelijk waren voor de Return of the King games van afgelopen jaar.