The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is the next major licensed Electronic Arts title for mobile platforms, the publisher announced Monday. Announced as a “collector’s role play” this summer, it will begin with a limited, regional beta test.
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth will be developed by EA Capital Games based in Sacramento, California. The studio is responsible for that Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroesan extremely successful mobile collector’s RPG, launched in November 2015.
The EA statement said Heroes of Middle-earth it will include a fight based on a move and a wide list of characters from all over the vast universe Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. ” Malachi Boyle, EA’s vice president of mobile RPGs, said the game would also feature “highly faithful graphics, cinematic animations and stylized art.”
This was also said in a statement Heroes of Middle-earth is “the first mobile game developed by EA, inspired by stories, locations, characters and legends from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit literary works.”
Electronic Arts has been publishing Middle-earth games under license since 2002 Lord of the Rings: Two towers, although that license was an adaptation of Peter Jackson’s films at the time, not specifically JRR Tolkien’s literary works. EA’s last game Middle-earth was in 2009 Lord of the Rings: Conquest, for Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360.
As for mobile titles, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released five of the last six games for Middle-earth for Android and iOS, although Glu Mobile – which bought Electronic Arts in 2021 – has developed and released the 2010 tower-defense title. The Lord of the Rings: The Defense of Middle-earth. Earlier, Jamdat Mobile released eight LOTR adaptations for phones; Jamdat bought Electronic Arts in 2006.