Update: Alas, this was too good to be true and indeed an April Fool – I hate this bloody day – besides, as it was posted yesterday isn’t there something to say they are the fool?
In the UK, an April fool joke is revealed by shouting “April fool!” at the recipient, who becomes the “April fool”. A study in the 1950s, by folklorists Iona and Peter Opie, found that in the UK, and in countries whose traditions derived from the UK, the joking ceased at midday. A person playing a joke after midday is the “April fool” themselves
Original story: Fans of Lord of the Rings rejoice, theres a new Battle for Middle-Earth and it’s headed for Xbox One.
The real-time strategy game is set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth at the end of The Hobbit trilogy, and is due to march onto consoles in 2016.
Having secured the rights to this fabled franchise, we can finally bring The Battle for Middle-earth into the current generation of video games,
says Isaac Johnston, High King, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Utilizing the award-winning people behind 2014’s ‘Shadow of Mordor’, we are looking to both satisfy the existing The Battle for Middle-earth fanbase as well as evolve its concepts to attract new gamers to this franchise. This is going to be the Lord of the Rings RTS experience fans have been waiting for.