LOTR: War in the North in ‘fall 2011’; CE, pre-orders detailed

News aplenty for The Lord of the Rings fans; Snowblind Studios’ War in the North has been given the launch window of ‘fall 2011’, along with deets on an upcoming North American Collector’s Edition and pre-order goods for the standard edition.

Next to the game itself, the $129.99 CE — to be available for all the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 versions — comes with “Inside Look: The Music of War in the North,” which packs interviews and footage with composer Inon Zur along with 3 tracks from the game’s soundtrack. An avatar (X360), theme pack (PS3) plus other digital goods are also included. And then there’s the mandatory art book.

The ‘will or won’t I’ item of the pack however is definitely the Ranger of the North Quiver Case, seen below in its full glory.

And then there’s the pre-order goods. Check below for the formal word on what the different retailers have on offer:

Amazon: Early access to part two of the War in the North Digital Comic written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Simon Coleby and produced by DC Entertainment. The comic book reveals the back story leading up to The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Players will also receive the Orc Champion sword for in-game use.

Best Buy: The Elf Theme Pack, equipped with a mystical Elven sword, armor and helmet, and get access to the Lothlórien Challenge map.

GameStop: Visit the Citadel of the Stars and the Tower of Stone with the Human Theme Pack equipped with an exclusive human sword, armor and battle attire of the Human Ranger, and get access to the Osgiliath Challenge map.

Target: Three exclusive tracks from the War in the North soundtrack.

Toys ‘R’ Us: A Limited edition, signed War in the North poster by Jim Lee, and access to download parts one and two of the War in the North Digital Comic at launch.

Wal-Mart: The Dwarf Theme Pack which includes an exclusive dwarf sword, armor and helmet.

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