The Californian company Electronic Artsannounced through a statement its partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises, a division of The Saul Zaentz Company. From this will be born a new free video game for mobile devices, The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth a role-playing game that will be based on the fantasy and adventures of the books of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the rings.
Game dedicated to fans of Middle Earth texts
All fans, as well as new audiences, will be able to immerse themselves in this new strategic competitive-social experience. This delivery will be the new IP within the portfolio of mobile games of EA.
“We are extremely excited to partner with The Saul Zaentz Company and Middle-earth Enterprises on this next generation of mobile RPGs,” said Malachi Boyle, Vice President of Mobile RPGs at Electronic Arts. “The team is full of fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and every day they unite their tremendous passion and talent to deliver an authentic experience for players. The combination of high-fidelity graphics, animated cutscenes and polished art will immerse Middle-earth fans into fantasy where they can go toe-to-toe with their favorite characters.”
“We are thrilled to be working with EA once again, this time to bring a mobile game uniquely inspired by Middle-earth as described in the literary works of JRR Tolkien to its fans,” said Fredrica Drotos, director of branding and licensing for Middle-earth. -earth Enterprises of SZC. “It is an honor to work with the talented team at Capital Games, whose knowledge and love of tradition is palpable throughout.”
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth will feature an immersive story, turn-based combat, a deep collectible system, and an extensive roster of characters from the vast universe of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. In this game, players will battle through iconic stories from Tolkien’s world, taking on the great evils of Middle-earth.
Let’s remember that Electronic Arts already has a history with the Tolkien universe thanks to the titles it has previously released for both PC and consoles.
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is expected to have limited regional beta testing this summer.