The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth has just been announced as a new F2P mobile title and is a collectible RPG that will try to bring LOTR fans together in a "strategic, social-competitive experience." In order for this announcement to happen, EA partnered up with Middle-earth Enterprises, which is a division of the The Saul Zaentz Company.
“We are incredibly 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 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.”
There will be a roster of characters from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, with players battling through stories from Tolkien's universe as they fight the great evils that lurk within Middle-earth. The game will feature turn-based combat, collection systems, and storytelling that will apparently be "immersive." We'll have to see about that.
“We are thrilled to be working with EA once again, this time to bring a mobile game solely inspired by Middle-earth as described in the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien to its fans,” said Fredrica Drotos, Chief Brand & Licensing Officer for SZC’s Middle-earth Enterprises. “It’s an honor to work with the talented Capital Games team whose knowledge and love of the lore is palpable throughout.”
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth will hit limited regional beta testing this summer, so if you want more information on the latest title set in Middle-earth, stay tuned to TechRaptor.