After the War for the Ring, Aragorn returns to the Shire to visit the Hobbit's and pay a visit to his friends after many years without seeing them. Aragorn tells stories of his valiant battles to the Shire as well as his time as a Strider. You will play as Aragorn reliving his most memorable battles from all three of the major books/films. You must help defend middle-earth from Sauron's evil forces using any sort of weapons that become available to you. A level-up system is present which allows you to upgrade your abilities to suit your play style. Not only that, a Morale system is present in which Morale is generated when you deal damage to your foes.
Combat is much like other modern Action-Adventure games. When wielding his sword, Aragorn has a quick attack and a power attack which can be strung together to perform combos. He can also block, which if timed correctly will stun the enemy. Aragorn also wields a bow that can be charged up by holding down the button. Special attacks are granted on level-up and consume Morale, which is generated when dealing damage. These abilities include a speed boost, a fire arrow, and a lunging sword attack.
Aragorn has 6 slots for equipment, including his sword and bow. Each piece of equipment has three basic stats: Sword (increases sword damage), Bow (increases bow damage), and Defense (decreases damage taken). A piece of equipment may also have a fourth bonus such as increasing Morale.
Aragorn's Quest was first announced when Entertainment Software Association leaked the list of games that were going to be shown at E3. The game was then officially announced on May 28, 2009, in a press release made by Warner Bros Interactive. It's the first title in its franchise, this is because Warner Bros Interactive just recently obtained the license for "Lord of the Rings" games after EA owned it for years. The press release stated that the game would be available for Wii, Playstation 2, Nintendo DS, and the PSP and would be released around Q3/Q4 of 2009. Later on in the year, the publishers announced that the game will have to be delayed until Q1/Q2 of 2010. Several months after and still no release, on March 10, 2010, the publishers then announced it would be available on the PlayStation 3 and would include full Playstation Move compatibility, further pushing the release back until Q3/Q4 for all platforms.