EA is making another Lord Of The Rings video game
There have been many Lord of the Rings game over the years. It’s a huge franchise, so it’s not surprising that it’s been so popular. It’s been owned by many studios over the years, from Melbourne House to Vivendi Games to, more recently, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. But it was just announced that EA is back at work on a new LOTR game after almost a decade.
Their last game, The Lord of the Rings Conquest, was released in 2009. Although Warner Bros. has produced some great titles over the years (see Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor), it’s clear that nostalgic fans will be thrilled to see the EA takeover saga
That sound? This was 95% of readers clicking away. While we can’t pretend mobile games are as hyped as console and PC versions, this one sounds interesting. The Lord of the Rings Heroes of Middle-earth promises “high-fidelity graphics,” “immersive storytelling,” turn-based battle, and “a broad roster of characters drawn from the vast universe of The Lord of the Rings” and The Hobbit.
Malachi Boyle (Vice President of Mobile RPG at Electronic Arts) stated in a press release that “We are thrilled to partner with The Saul Zaentz Company & Middle-earth Enterprises for the next generation mobile role-playing game.” “Our team is filled with avid fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Each day they bring their immense passion and talents together to provide an authentic experience for our players. Players will be immersed in the Middle-earth fantasy through high-fidelity graphics and cinematic animations.
“We are delighted to work with EA again, this time to bring a game exclusively inspired by Middle-earth and the literary works J.R.R. Fredrica Drotos is chief brand and licensing officer at Saul Zaentz Company’s Middle-earth Enterprises. It’s an honor to work alongside the Capital Games team, whose love and knowledge of the lore is palpable.”
The Lord of the Rings Heroes of Middle-earth is expected to enter “limited region beta testing” this summer. We should be able to see the game in action soon..