The Lord Of The Rings: Heroes Of Middle Earth RPG announced
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The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth RPG has been announced and it’s out now.
As reported by GameSpot, The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is a turn-based RPG published by Electronic Arts and developed by Capital Games. If the name of this developer sounds familiar, it is probably because it's responsible for another turn-based RPG, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes for mobile devices.
By the looks of things, The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is more of the same being delivered as a free-to-play mobile game fuelled by microtransactions.
At the time of writing, Heroes of Middle-earth has a rating of 2.4 out of 5.0 on the Google Play Store, which isn't great. However, its counterpart, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes has a more favourable score of 4.1, so perhaps there is some hope for Capital Games’ latest free-to-play mobile title.
According to the game's official description, this free-to-play mobile game is a: “Fantasy and adventure come together in Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth, a strategy RPG game based on the trilogy of books by J.R.R. Tolkien.
“A New Ring has been discovered in Middle-earth that has the power to rewrite history. How the power is used is up to you. Will you wield it for good or will you succumb to evil?
“Elves, wizards, and hobbits join together in a fresh visualisation of a classic franchise. Build teams with your favourite fantasy characters from Lord of the Rings including Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee. Explore factions of Middle-earth never seen before.”
In the coming months, the game will feature events that will introduce new playable characters and story-based missions. The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is available to download now for free on compatible iOS and Android devices.
In related news, while EA and Capital Games will have hopes that The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth will be its next big money-maker, star of the Peter Jackson movie franchise, Orlando Bloom has revealed how little he was paid for his acting duties.