I know licensing is not that the sexiest topic, but when it comes to certain properties — like Star Wars and major sports – plays a very important role in which games we can play and who makes them. That’s my way of explaining why I’m writing about it surprising announcement that EA makes its first Lord of the Rings game since 2006
For all the shit people talk about EA 2022, most with good reason, the publisher had a series in the 00s where they released a series of excellent ones Lord of the Rings gameslike connecting a brawler movie, a cult Battle for Middle-earth a series of strategy games and Third ageAnd The ultimate fantasy a clone that is a many better than most people have ever credited him with.
So there’s a weird sense of nostalgia associated with today’s announcement that it’s with the rights to the series now under new administrationEA is making a new one Lord of the Rings game. That’s a good news. The bad news is that this is a free mobile game. The good news – sorry, but this is an announcement – is that it is based on one of the best types of free games.
He called The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earthHere is the official description of the game:
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth will feature impressive storytelling, turn-based combat, deep collection systems and an extensive list of characters from across the vast universe Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Players fight through legendary stories from the world of Tolkien and take on the fight against the great evils of Middle-earth.
Basically, it will be Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes– even developed by the same team, Capital Games—only by replacing the Jedi with the Rohirr and the Hobbit. Which, you know, isn’t as cool an announcement as EA said “hey, we’re working Battle of Middle-earth III“But for anyone who is in GoHs casual daily battles, this might be convenient.
And maybe Battle of Middle-earth III the following may come.