It seems EA is not yet done with its ventures in Middle-earth, as the company has announced that it is teaming up with Middle-earth Enterprises to make a new The Lord of the Rings game.
The game, set in the Middle-earth universe, is going to be a free-to-play collectible RPG called The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth, and is going to be “solely inspired” by Middle-earth as described in the literary works of J.R.R Tolkien, as per Fredrica Drotos, the chief brand and licensing officer of Middle-earth Enterprises.
The game will also feature turn-based combat, a deep collection system, and a wide roster of characters from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The gameplay will entail battles throughout various known works of Tolkien and will feature social and competitive play.
EA’s vice president of mobile RPG Malachi Boyle also “a combination of high-fidelity graphics, cinematic animations, and stylized art.”
Developer by Capital Games, The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth will get a limited beta sometime this summer.