Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetEase Games have announced that fans will soon be able to venture to Middle-earth and take part in the War of the Ring on their mobile devices with the release of The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, a new strategy game based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy and Peter Jackson’s feature film adaptations, which is set to launch this September.
In this Geo-Strategic Seasonal Wargame, players will embark on new adventures to build armies for conquest and strategically expand their territory in pursuit of the One Ring. Set in the Third Age of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War offers an immersive and faithful rendition of the fictional world of Arda and its vast array of characters – from the Ranger of the North, Aragorn, to the Elven Lord of Rivendell, Elrond.
Based on their choices to side with good or evil, players can build either Fellowships or Warbands, and collaborate with other members on razor-sharp attack plans and deeply fortified defenses against their rivals. Fans will cultivate the bonds of these alliances on the battlefield, all with the goal of expanding territories via the game’s tile-based map design. With the diverse terrains and waters of Middle-earth divided and represented by these tiles, each action-packed victory will claim another piece for the alliance, while each defeat will result in a loss of land.
These complex alliance-building and tile-based systems inherent to The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War will set courageous adventurers on a path to not only outwit and defeat their enemies, but also seize the ultimate prize: The One Ring. The title’s state-of-the-art immersive gameplay and simulated warfare will engulf fans in grippingly realistic consequences to their actions in-game, all inspired by masterful storytelling.
Pre-registration for The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is open now via the App Store, Google Play Store, Galaxy Store and official website, and pre-registrants will also receive an exclusive in-game gift pack after release, which includes a special portrait of the Hobbit of the Shire, Bilbo Baggins.
The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War launches on mobile devices from September 23rd.