Updated Thu, Jul 21, 2011 by gunky
With today's new batch of screenshots, Turbine is showing off the forests and swamps of Dunland, one of three new regions to be added to the Lord of the Rings Online this fall with the Rise of Isengard expansion.
Dunland – Adventure amidst the bright forests in the foothills of the southern Misty Mountains. Beware the Dunland Clans, rugged warriors tempted by the dark promise of power.
The backwater bayou swamps are a different look - one can picture Jerry Reed lounging on the piers singing about his ol' buddy Amos Moses.
Some of these landscapes will seem rather familiar, with buildings and other man-made artifacts keeping with the Dunlending aesthetic from Enedwaith - round buildings with thatched roofs, bull totems, etc.
The pine forests are indeed bright - at least compared to the gloom of Mirkwood or the vaseline-lensed murky glow of Lothlorien.
One can't help but wonder - which of these areas is going to house Dragioch, the dragon that's so massive that the 24-player raids seeking to end his threat will mostly only see his giant head?