Quoted from oropuro:
so any truth to the rumor of a vault edition with LCD screen? not sure if I am excited or not about such a thing? Gandalf the White edition, or Mordor Black , I just can't decide.
This comes up every few months or so... and still has yet to happen (or IMHO be brought up by anyone with creditability or evidence). The IP is certainly worth more now than it was back in 2000/2001 when they contracted for it initially. Hell, Amazon just dropped $250M just for the rights to a 5 season series.
Could you imagine a new LOTR with an LCD screen full of a janky knock off Rivendell like room main screen where you add rings to the wall as you proceed through the "journey" until you fight a bunch of other janky knock off animations interlaced with the 10 or so real movie IP scenes they actually bought the rights to?
Now if they had full movie rights and added a bunch of movie video cuts to the LCD screen, kept the code programming as is, recoded the audio with higher quality and had full access to all the Shore songs, printed the cab, plastics, and PF at a higher resolution, ensured the feel of a dark spooky game aka mirrored the incandescent feel with LED's, and had boards that don't randomly break 50 times more often then the WS boards... I'd buy a second LOTR to set next to my original in a second!