LotR: War in the North – Pre-order bonuses / CE unveiled

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We have some pretty exciting news now for those of you that are waiting for the much-anticipated Lord of the Rings: War in the North game to be released later this year, as both the developer Snowblind Studios and the publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have recently unveiled details for the North American pre-order bonuses and the $129.99 Collector’s Edition.

As Jonah Falcon over at strategyinformer.com recently noted, the special Collector’s Edition of the Lord of the Rings: War in the North game comes with a Ranger of the North Quiver Case, a War in the North art book with concept art of key characters, the beautiful environments of Middle Earth and various enemies, a copy of the game and the Inside Look: The Music of War in the North.

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The Inside Look: The Music of War in the North includes interviews and footage of legendary composer Inon Zur at the E3 2011 Concert event and the Abbey Road Studios, as well as 3 tracks from the game’s soundtrack. The Collector’s Edition also comes with digital content including a War in the North Theme Pack for PS3 and a Ranger of the North Avatar for Xbox Live.

The War in the North Theme Pack comes with War in the North wallpaper, icons, fonts and more, while the Ranger of the North Avatar for Xbox Live includes the Ranger armor set, quiver, helmet and bow. Pre-orders of both the Standard and Collector’s Edition of the Lord of the Rings: War in the North game will include extra content, which as many of you will know does vary from retailer to retailer.

For example, pre-ordering the game at Best Buy will net you the Elf Theme Pack, which includes a mystical Elven sword, armor and helmet, and access to the Lothlorien Challenge Map. If on the other hand you pre-order it from Toys ‘R’ Us you will not only receive access to download parts 1 & 2 of the War in the North digital comic at launch, but also a limited edition, signed War in the North poster by Kim Lee.

Meanwhile, pre-ordering from Amazon.com will get you the Orc Champion Sword for use in-game, as well as early access to part 2 of the War in the North digital comic (which reveals the back story leading up to the game). Target on the other hand is offering their pre-order customers 3 exclusive tracks from the War in the North soundtrack, while Wal-Mart is offering the Dwarf Theme Pack.

Last but not least is GameStop, who is offering their pre-order customers the Human Theme Pack, which comes with an exclusive human sword, access to the Osgiliath Challenge Map and the armor and battle attire of the Human Ranger. Will you be pre-ordering the Lord of the Rings: War in the North game? If so, will you buy the Standard or Collector’s Edition?