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EA Announces New Lord of the Rings RPG Based on Tolkien’s Books

Electronic Arts and Middle-earth Enterprises announce The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth, a new collectible role-playing game for mobile.

Electronic Arts is growing The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-eartha new mobile role-playing game set in the fantasy world of JRR Tolkien.

The project, which is a joint initiative led by EA and Middle-earth Enterprises, is described as a “free-to-play collectible RPG that brings the fantasy and adventure of The Lord of the Rings to existing fans and new audiences in a strategic and socially competitive. The publisher goes on to state that the game will feature “immersive storytelling, turn-based combat” and allow players to collect a wide variety of characters from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

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The announcement didn’t include a breakdown of the game’s mechanics or systems, but did confirm that it will work as a live service experience as new content is continually added to the title. Middle Earth Heroes should draw more inspiration from Tolkien’s novels than Peter Jackson’s film trilogy.

“We are extremely excited to partner with The Saul Zaentz Company and Middle-earth Enterprises on the next generation of mobile role-playing games,” said Malachi Boyle, vice president of Mobile RPG for Electronic Arts. “The team is full of fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and every day they bring together their immense passion and talents to deliver an authentic experience for players. The combination of high-fidelity graphics, cinematic animations, and stylized art immerses players in the fantasy of Middle-earth where they will battle their favorite characters.”

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Electronic Arts has a long history with the the Lord of the Rings franchise. The publisher was responsible for developing video game adaptations of Jackson’s The two towers and The king’s return movies; He also published The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth and its sequel. While these adaptations have earned praise from fans and critics, Warner Bros. eventually took over the publishing rights to the franchise, releasing titles such as LEGO The Lord of the Rings and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Middle Earth Heroes isn’t the only upcoming game based on Tolkien’s world. Daedelic Entertainment is currently developing The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, a third-person action-adventure game that sees players step into the role of the titular corrupt hobbit. The game is slated for release in 2022.

While The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth has no release date, the game is expected to enter limited regional beta testing in mid-2022.

Source: Electronic Arts

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