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Warner Bros. working on AAA Lord of the Rings game?

Online resume mentions new AAA game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy series; "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" trademarked."


Warner Bros. Interactive may be working on an all-new AAA Lord of the Rings game, according to the LinkedIn profile of a former employee of Monolith Productions/WB Games Seattle. The profile was spotted by Superannuation.

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This person said he created storyboards for the new and unannounced Lord of the Rings game in December and January, after MOBA Guardians of Middle-earth had released.

Developer Monolith Productions posted a job listing in May for a cross-generational AAA action-adventure game. Meanwhile, the company just last week opened a job requisition for a lead mission designer with "open-world mission design" experience.

If Warner Bros. is working on a new Lord of the Rings game, its name may have already been revealed. Rights holder The Saul Zaentz Company filed a trademark application in May for "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor," covering game software, among other things.

The last Lord of the Rings console title was Lego: Lord of the Rings, which released last year. It followed Lord of the Rings: War in the North, which launched in November 2011.

A Warner Bros. representative was not immediately available to comment.

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