Today Electronic Arts announced a partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises for a new mobile game titled The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth.
The game is going to be a The Lord of the Rings “collectible rpg” developed by Capital Games promising a “strategic, social-competitive experience.”
If you’re not familiar with Capital Games, they are the studio behind Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
Here’s how the publisher describes the game officially:
“The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth 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. Players battle through iconic stories from the world of Tolkien and take up the fight against the great evils of Middle-earth.”
The press release included a comment by Electronic Arts vice president of mobile RPG Malachi Boyle.
“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.”
Fredrica Drotos, Middle-earth Enterprises chief brand & licensing officer, also commented.
“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 J.R.R. 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.”