Electronic Arts is known for creating blockbuster games based on series like Star Wars, but it’s also worked with plenty of other IP in the past. One, Nintendo gamers from the 2000s might recall, is Middle-Earth’s The Lord of the Rings series.
Now, many years later, it’s announced its renewed its returning to the world created by the litary works of J.R.R. Tolkien with a new game. The catch, it’s a free-to-play mobile title, but hey…who knows what else could come of it.
The game is officially titled The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth and is described as a “collectible role-playing” turn-based game bringing the fantasy and adventure of the series, and merging it with a strategic social-competitve experience.
“Electronic Arts has a celebrated relationship with the Tolkien universe having delivered PC and console titles based on The Lord of the Ringsbooks and films. In active development by a veteran team of experts in the mobile RPG genre, Capital Games – The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earthrepresents the first mobile game developed by EA inspired by storylines, locations, characters, and lore from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbitliterary works.”
Unsurprisingly, many fans are now calling for EA to revive some of its classic Lord of the Ring games from around the time of the GameCube, Xbox and PlayStation 2 era.
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