EA is currently working on the Lord of the Rings mobile game that will have some of your favorite Middle-earth characters! Let's go over what we know about the game so far.
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is an upcoming free-to-play strategy mobile game that is slated to be a fantasy role-playing game that will take players on an adventure of a lifetime! It promises to have an immersive experience and social competitive aspect as veteran game developers, EA, are working on this game in conjunction with Middle-earth Enterprises - the same company that has delivered all the films and shows set in J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved fictional universe.
Check out the game's announcement trailer below:
The trailer doesn't reveal much about the game, so let's take a deeper dive, shall we? Here's everything you need to know about The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth, including the release date, pre-registration, and gameplay.
The LOTR: Heroes Of Middle-Earth - Release Date
EA has not revealed a release date for The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth. The mobile game is currently in the early stages of development as the project was only announced on July 22, 2022. In spite of that, there was a soft launch of the game in Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, and Spain.
News of the release date is still a little murky as EA recently announced that they will slow down the development of the game. This is so that the devs can better incorporate community feedback (received from the soft launch), re-evaluate the game, and discuss how they can improve the user experience. Overall, we could potentially see the game's release sometime between mid and late 2023.
The LOTR: Heroes Of Middle-Earth - Pre-Registration
As The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is still in development, pre-registration for the mobile game is currently open. You can pre-register for the game through the dedicated EA site. Doing so will mean you will receive the latest news, updates, behind-the-scenes content, exclusive offers, and more about other EA products by email.
Here is how you can pre-register for The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth:
- Go to the game-dedicated EA page for The LOTR: Heroes of Middle Earth.
- Select the "Sign up for update" button.
- Enter your email address, birthday, and country of residence in their respective boxes.
- Click the "Sign up" button to pre-register for news, updates, and more about The LOTR: Heroes of Middle-earth mobile game.
Admittedly, the current format of the game's pre-registration is more of a general newsletter where those who have signed up will receive news regarding all EA products and services. This is a stark contrast to the usual pre-registration format, where players would often receive exclusive game updates, in-game rewards, and chances to participate in future game tests. EA has not revealed any desire to create something similar to that model; however, we can expect it to be implemented in time.
The LOTR: Heroes Of Middle-Earth - Gameplay
The LOTR: Heroes of Middle-earth is set to be a free-to-play strategy RPG. The mobile game is described to feature immersive storytelling that will take a deep dive into current and new Middle-Earth lore. Additionally, it will feature turn-based combat and collection systems that will provide players with a rich gaming experience in either the story or PvP mode.
But what gaming experience is complete without the characters? To answer that question, EA plans on creating a wide roster of characters that will include some of your favorites from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit such as Aragorn, Gandalf, Arwen, and Sauron. On top of that, there will be an expansion of the races and factions such as the Haradrim.
Teams can be designed and molded around certain combat skills and character abilities. Character relationships will also be a feature in the game. Improving this will unlock special team-ups and synergy bonuses between allies. You can also downgrade certain relationships to deepen rivalries.
Information about the storyline is currently scarce. But as far as we know from the announcement trailer, there appears to be a new ring in Middle-earth. Its origin and abilities are completely different from the One Ring that we're all familiar with. That being said, the new ring will grant players the ability to bring the best characters to battle. There will be a bigger meaning to the ring as players dive into the story.
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