Electronic Arts (EA) have announced that they are working on a new free-to-play mobile RPG based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth franchise titled ‘The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth’.
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth will be a “collectible role-playing game” that will adapt the series into a “strategic, social-competitive experience”. The game is more or less confirmed to be a hero collector that will see players pull for different heroes from across the world of Middle-Earth.
“The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth will feature immersive storytelling, turn-based combat, deep collection systems, and a wide roster of characters from across the vast universe of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Players battle through iconic stories from the world of Tolkien and take up the fight against the great evils of Middle-earth.”
The game is being developed by EA Capital Games, the same developers that made the Star Wars hero collector mobile RPG, ‘Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
Malachi Boyle, Vice President of Mobile RPG for Electronic Arts says that “The team is filled with fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and each day they bring their tremendous passion and talents together 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’ll go head-to-head with their favorite characters.”
This is not the first time that EA has worked with the Lord of The Rings license. In 2006 they released ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II’ for the PC and Xbox 360. They were due to develop a second game called ‘The Lord of the Rings: The White Council’ however the game was eventually canceled.
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth will release for mobile devices. Another mobile Lord of Rings game called Lord of The Rings: Rise to War is also available for mobile devices.