EA just announced plans to launch a Lord of the Rings CRPG (Collector Role Playing Game) for Mobile. The studio is partnering with Middle-earth Enterprise for the development of the upcoming mobile game that we know little about.
The game is called The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth and promises to offer “immersive storytelling, turn-based combat, in-depth collecting systems and a wide variety of characters from the vast universe of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit†
In the main gameplay loop, players battle through popular stories from the world of Tolkien and try to overcome the challenges imposed on them by the great evil of Middle-earth. This is a free-to-play game (with in-game purchases) that requires a permanent internet connection.
EA also confirmed that the game is expected to undergo limited regional beta testing this summer, but has not revealed where or when exactly it will be available. And that’s about all we get about EA’s upcoming Lord of the Rings game for now.