The game will be set chronologically in the Third Age and will feature mythical characters from the classic Peter Jackson trilogy.
The drums of war resound again in the deep. The Lord of the Rings will be back with a new video game for mobile devices. Warner Bros Games has announced an alliance with the Chinese company NetEase for the development of The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, a tactical game that will take us back to the universe created by JRRTolkien, which was adapted to film by director Peter Jackson. .
“We are pleased to announce our collaboration with NetEase for the development of the mobile game The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War”, they point out in an official tweet from Warner Bros. “Set in the Third Age of Middle-earth, this new game Strategy will include characters and locations from the original trilogy. ” At the moment, no further details have been given on the playable structure; Neither have any screenshots been distributed nor has a release date been announced, so we will have to wait for news in the future.
We are pleased to announce our collaboration with NetEase, Inc. on the mobile game development of The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War. Set in the Third Age of Middle-earth, this latest mobile strategy game will feature iconic characters and locations from the original trilogy. pic.twitter.com/2cwlnmiFtL
— WB Games (@wbgames) June 15, 2020
No news about a game for consoles and PC
Warner Bros has developed several titles for present and past generation consoles. The same has happened with the PC, where they have produced various titles based on Tolkien’s world. After Lord of the Rings: Northern War, Monolith Productions designed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War, the Nemesis system of which was critically applauded and taken over by other video game sagas. However, since then no further project has been revealed. Still, Warner Bros are very zealous for some products that have already leaked, such as the Harry Potter RPG or the new installment of the Batman saga, which has not yet been officially announced.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, by contrast, is not a project of WB Games. Daedalic Entertainment, creators of Deponia and experts in graphic adventures, are working on it.