With loot boxes and permanent internet connection.
Electronic Arts has officially announced its partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises, the company that owns the rights to certain elements of JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. This partnership will result in The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth mobile game.
This is a collectible RPG set in the Lord of the Rings setting. EA promises compelling storytelling, turn-based combat, a sophisticated collection system, and a large roster of characters from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit universe. Players will be able to take part in important events described in Tolkien's books and fight the great evil of Middle-earth.
Developed by the Capital Games studio, which released Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, a mobile game in the same genre set in the Star Wars universe. wars.
Closed beta testing starts in some regions this summer. According to a press release, the game will require a permanent internet connection and will offer in-app purchases, including “random items” – in other words, we are waiting for loot boxes from the world of Middle-earth.