The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth will officially launch on May 10, 2023, on both the Apple App and Google Play stores and will allow players to build a team of heroes and villains from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien to discover the power of a brand New Ring.
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is a strategy RPG at its core and will also give players the choice to become good or evil. The mobile game will feature both PvP and PvE combat and it promises to let players “adventure across the land to experience familiar & alternate tellings of Tolkien characters.”
Characters will be upgradeable and some will come from Middle-earth factions not seen before. The battles will be turn-based, and choosing the right characters will be paramount as there are special team-up attacks and synergy bonuses to take advantage of.
The game will be continuously supported after launch as game director Nick Reinhart said, “We’ve got a lot of awesome content and feature plans coming. It’s got lots of beloved characters, along with maybe a few new faces.”
May will (hopefully) be a good month for fans of Tolkien’s work as The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be released on May 25 and looks to tell the story of the events between Gollum’s finding of the One Ring and the start of the story we know in The Lord of the Rings.
In our hands-on demo of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, we said, “There isn’t enough in the demo to be certain, but The Lord of the Rings: Gollum does at least make a good first impression, outlining a solid case for piloting one of the strangest and yet most important characters in the lore.”
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