New online Lord of the Rings game coming

It might be almost 20 year’s since Peter Jackson first took us to Middle Earth with The Fellowship of the Ring, but it seems the entertainment world still can’t get enough of Professor Tolkien’s classic tale.

We know Amazon is busy working on a new small-screen series based on the Rings mythology, and now it’s been revealed a new online game is coming too.

Middle-earth Enterprises has signed a multiyear licensing agreement with new game publisher Athlon Games to develop a title that will explore the Tolkien universe.

The multiplayer online game will be set in the world of Middle Earth long before the events of The Lord of the Rings take place. Fans will be able to explore lands, people and creatures that have never been seen before.

“It’s a singular opportunity to work closely with Middle-earth Enterprises to create a completely new experience for fans of the landmark fantasy work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and we are excited about the resurgence of interest in The Lord of the Rings IP,” said Athlon Games president Dave Miller.

No details yet on when the game is likely to be released.

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