Lord Of The Rings: Treason Of Isengard cancelled
Bad news today for all fans of Tolkien: Vivendi's Treason Of Isengard has been cancelled.
Friday, September 12, 2003 - Vivendi Universal Games today announced that it has cancelled the release of Lord Of The Rings: Treason Of Isengard for Playstation 2 and Xbox.
(Posted: Friday, September 12, 2003, 10:35AM GMT)
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"Scheduled for release in Q4 2003, Treason of Isengard was dropped from the release schedule when it was determined that the game was not shaping up as strongly as anticipated and would likely not satisfy the expectations of Tolkien fans" says the official press release.
The bad news comes just while we were waiting to have an interview about the game, which honestly seemed extremely promising. Developed by Surreal Software, the same team behind the great fantasy series Drakan, The Treason Of Isengard should have been the sequel to last year's The Fellowship Of The Ring.
Vivendi Universal Games, anyhow, still holds the license to develop and release games based on literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Future releases include The Hobbit, for Playstation 2, Xbox, Gamecube, and GameBoy Advance, and scheduled for a November release, but also Lord Of The Rings: War of the Ring, and Middle-Earth Online, due to be released next year only for PC.