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New Lord Of The Rings Game Announced For Mobile

The "visually stunning and completely faithful" Lord of the Rings game is headed to mobile devices; see the first image here.


Yet another Lord of the Rings game is on the way. Following the new game based on Gollum and Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO, NetEase and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War. A mobile strategy game, Rise to War is set in the Third Age of Middle-earth.

The game aims to be "visually stunning and completely faithful," NetEase said in a press release. The game will feature "iconic characters and locations" from The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. It's set in the Third Age, which is a 3000-year period that culminated with the defeat of Sauron at the end of the War for the Ring.

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"This adaptation will unlock new opportunities for players to explore the iconic settings and characters of Middle-earth while utilizing their strategic skills in battle," WBIE's David Haddad said in a statement.

Rise to War is not the first Lord of the Rings game set during the Third Age. Electronic Arts developed adaptations of The Two Towers and Return of the King, while the company also released The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age.

A promo image for Rise to War shows the city of Minas Tirith under siege by Sauron's forces. No release date for the game has been announced.

In other news, WBIE owner AT&T is reportedly looking to sell the company, with EA, Take-Two, and Activision reportedly interested in pursuing a purchase.

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