IGN Xbox 360 has released a preview of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II, where they discuss creating a control scheme for the console, and they also talk a bit about the campaign and multiplayer set up.
...the game focuses on the great war of the North, a battle between the elves, dwarves, goblins, and Mordor forces out of Dol Guldur. You can fight as any of six factions: the Men of the West, elves, dwarves, goblins, Isengard, or Mordor.
Sounds rather interesting. If they can truly pull off the control scheme, this will most likely be a game to get. Playing through content mentioned in the book and only alluded to in the film should be fun and original, and like the other games based on the films, the production values will most likely be high.
Actually, if I end up liking this game, it'll be the first non-Blizzard RTS that I actually do care for.