EA Announces New Lord of the Rings Mobile RPG ‘The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth‘
Electronic Arts has announced its partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises to develop a new free-to-play Lord of the Rings mobile RPG titled The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth. The game is set to bring J.R.R. Tolkien‘s epic fantasy world of Lord of the Rings to a collectible role-playing game that will bring a “strategic, social-competitive experience” to mobile devices. The game will require a constant internet connection to play and will feature in-game purchases.
Electronic Arts said this is the newest addition to their expanding mobile lineup and will be developed by EA‘s Capital Games which also developed Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. EA said Heroes of Middle-Earth will allow players to battle through iconic stories from Tolkien’s Middle Earth and will feature “immersive storytelling, turn-based combat, deep collection systems, and a wide roster of characters from across the vast universe of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.”
EA’s vice president of mobile RPGs Malachi Boyle wrote in a press release:
“We are incredibly excited to partner with The Saul Zaentz Company and Middle-earth Enterprises on the next generation of mobile role-playing games. The team is filled with fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and each day, they bring their tremendous passion and talents together to deliver an authentic experience for players. The combination of high-fidelity graphics, cinematic animations, and stylized art immerses players in the fantasy of Middle-Earth where they’ll go head-to-head with their favorite characters.”
The press release also added:
“Electronic Arts has a celebrated relationship with the Tolkien universe having delivered PC and console titles based on The Lord of the Rings books 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-Earth represents the first mobile game developed by EA inspired by storylines, locations, characters, and lore from The Lord of the Ring and The Hobbit literary works.”
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth will be entering a limited regional beta this summer.