EA is creating a free RPG Lord of the Rings for mobile devices

returns to Middle-earth. The publisher has announced a free mobile game called The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth. RPG is the first EA mobile title based on the works of JRR Tolkien. EA Capital Games is developing the game. The studio was behind another successful collector’s mobile RPG in 2015 .

Heroes of Middle-earth will include characters from both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, along with collection systems, turn-based combat, and “immersive storytelling”. EA that players will experience “iconic stories from the world of Tolkien and embark on a fight against the great evils of Middle-earth.” Not surprisingly, since this is a free mobile address, it will be a microtransaction.

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

This will be EA’s first LOTR title since 2009 Lord of the Rings: Conquestas notes. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, NetEase and Glu Mobile (which EA bought last year) are among the other publishers that have released mobile LOTR games.

EA expects the start of limited regional beta tests The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth this summer.

This is not the only major LOTR project to debut this year. Dedalić’s action-adventure title it should arrive in 2022. And then, of course, there’s the little Amazon thing which will premiere Sept. 2.

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