Posted on their official Twitter today, NetEase announced they would be collaborating with Warner Bros. for a new Lord of The Rings title. The Lord Of The Rings: Rise to War will be a mobile strategy game. Also, it will be based off of the original trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien and not the movie trilogy. Other than an image, NetEase gave no more information about the upcoming game.
The tweet reads:
“In a business tie-up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, We are pleased to announce that we are jointly developing The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, a strategy game app for smartphones based on JRR Tolkien’s trilogy. We will send you new information as needed, so please enjoy it!”
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainmentと業務提携で、
J.R.R.トールキン氏の三部作に基づくスマホ向けストラテジーゲームアプリThe Lord of the Rings: Rise to War を共同開発することになりましたことをお知らせいたします。
— NetEase Games (@NetEaseOfficial) June 15, 2020
This marks the second Lord of The Rings game announced this year. Lord of The Rings: Gollum was announced around a month ago. A new Lord of the Rings MMO was also announced at the end of last year. While a classic book series, it seems Lord of The Rings will continue to be a common IP within video games as well. Hopefully, there will be more information about this game released very soon.