EA has recently revealed the newest The Lord of the Rings game called Heroes of Middle Earth but there is a catch.
According to the publisher, Heroes of Middle Earth is not a PC or console game. It will be a mobile game developed by EA’s Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes studio Capital Games. It has experience with fantasy mobile games, this could be a perfect fit.
According to a recent press release announced recently, this will be a collectible role-playing game and a strategic, social-competitive experience. Select regions will be trying out the beta this summer 2022.
Players who are fans of The Lord of the Rings books and movies will feel nostalgic as they will meet characters from both LOTR and The Hobbit movies. Combat will be turn-based, and has “deep collection systems”.
Aside from this announcement of a new game, EA and Middle-Earth Enterprises have now renewed their partnership.
Here’s a statement from Middle-Earth Enterprises Executive Fredrica Drotos:
We are thrilled to be working with EA once again, this time to bring a mobile game solely inspired by Middle-earth as described in the literary works of JRR Tolkien to its fans. It’s an honor to work with the talented Capital Games team whose knowledge and love of the lore is palpable throughout.
Malachi Boyle, Vice President of Mobile RPG for Electronic Arts says:
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.
No official word on the release date yet, but beta is coming to various regions this summer 2022 for Heroes of Middle Earth.
Source: Press Release