The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle-Earth: Return of Shadow. Return of Shadow takes BFME to new heights with 17 factions being released gradually that cover the many armies and cultures of Middle-Earth. So far there are 6 factions Lorien, Dunland, Rohan, Gondor, Mordor and Isengard with the rest to follow over time. Return of Shadow allows you the unique opportunity to fight with many of the armies of Middle-Earth in strategically enhanced combat fighting on a scale not seen before in BFME. The inclusion of many, many new maps brings you to places in Middle-Earth not just the famous locations but the secluded ones as well. The fate of Middle-Earth is in your hands
The new Trials of Malvegil project will create a new adventure map for Lone Wolf centred around a Dunedain Ranger called Malvegil as he searches for Aragorn. This map will greatly change gameplay going from a RTS style game into a an Adventure/RPG type game. Take quests,Kill Orcs find the truth. Only for Lone Wolf.
Posted by Radspakr on Sep 19th, 2009
I have today begun production on a new side project for Lone Wolf called Trials of Malvegil.
Trials of Malvegil will be an adventure/RPG style map for Lone Wolf telling some of Malvegil's story.
The story takes place a few years before Frodo left the shire when Aragorn was hunting Gollum.
The map starts off in a small secret settlement of the Dunedain in the North of Middle-Earth near Angmar. Malvegil had lived in this area in his youth but was away for many years protecting the Shire and Bree as well as working to keep Eriador free of Evil creatures. He returns to his old home to find the area has become taken over by Orcs who at anytime could stumble across the secret town.
Deciding to clear the lands of Orcs he prepares to attack some of the nearby Orc camps by himself.
But before he could leave he receives a message that Aragorn is in the area and was suppose to report in but has failed to. Worried Malvegil sets out to find Aragorn.
In this map he'll cover different types of environments and various types of Orcs from different clans on the way he seeks to lessen the threat to the nearby area.
Exclusive Features include:
Some information about this map
Some of the other areas are
This map will have quite a few custom units and items.
I am currently working on developing an advanced ability customisation system. Essentially you'll be able to choose which abilities Malvegil has in each slot. There will be multiple slots with different types of attacks and spells ie blademaster style abilities or wound arrow types. The player will be able to choose from multiple different abilities for each ability slot. I may even have preset specs so that you can change him around on the go. The ability system is still in it's infancy so it will take time for me to do properly.
I have some screenshots for show today. These screenshots are a long way off finished but they'll give you an idea of the types of terrain you'll be playing in.