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During all the time since the last update at some point we worked so hard that somehow we awakened the balrog. While we were trying to put him back to sleep, we managed to take a few shots of him. Please, enjoy our next video!

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The Balrog


Balrog Awakened

It's been a long time since our last update and we've been working so hard that accidentally we disturbed the balrog from its slumber. Although he did cause some harm, we managed to put him back to sleep. To our surprise our urveillance cameras captured him in detail and it would be a great shame not to share the footage with everybody. Please, enjoy the video below!



Primarily known as Durin's Bane, the demon of fire and shadow is among the most powerful and captivating characters of Middle-earth. Making him was a big challenge most notably for our best 3D sculptor, animator and VFX designer, although all work on him was difficult.

The balrog may be the most difficult character to make as he is a huge winged monster that constantly generates large amounts of particle effects - darkness, which is essentially a cloud of smoke, shrouds him, often revealing his arms and head, and, of course, flames on his back. But even that isn't all as his weapons are flaming too.

In game Durin's Bane is a playable character accessible through a well-known Spellbook special power. The balrog will remain largely the same character - a mighty monster of many abilities such as whip strike and fiery breath.

Stay tuned for the next and so far the biggest update that will cover our progress of many months.
BFME: Reforged Team

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Bearicide
Bearicide - - 19 comments

Looks Magnificent!

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Carmondai
Carmondai - - 552 comments

Awesome, the smoke is beautiful!!!

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jfpoliveira12
jfpoliveira12 - - 3,725 comments

No need for flight. It is based on christian demons, which were banished from Heaven, so having flightless wings "of shadow", no longer functional, is fitting.

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Bleicher6
Bleicher6 - - 110 comments

Great work, keep it up :)

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BladePocok
BladePocok - - 19 comments

Its been almost 11 months since the latest release, is the project still ongoing?

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Guest
Guest - - 692,883 comments

rip

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Dorrylady
Dorrylady - - 1 comments

I used to play the original Battle For Middle Earth. I am so happy to see that work is being done to recreate this and I hope for the best! Do you have any crowd-funding options for those who would like to donate and help make this happen?

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