Announcing to all Lord of the Rings fans, the trilogy is coming to your mobile devices. As of June 15, 2020, the premier worldwide publisher, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and a leading technology firm in China, NetEase have just announced a strategic partnership to develop a new mobile game, Lord of the Rings: Rise to War. As of currently, we know it is a strategic mobile game adaptation of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Within the fictional world of Arda, the game will include iconic characters and visually appealing renditions from the original trilogy.
We are pleased to announce our collaboration with NetEase, Inc. on the mobile game development of The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War. Set in the Third Age of Middle-earth, this latest mobile strategy game will feature iconic characters and locations from the original trilogy. pic.twitter.com/2cwlnmiFtL
— WB Games (@wbgames) June 15, 2020
“With NetEase, we have an excellent partner for The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War bringing gamers the mobile experience in this rich universe they are looking for,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “This adaptation will unlock new opportunities for players to explore the iconic settings and characters of Middle-earth while utilizing their strategic skills in battle.”
Chinese game developer NetEase and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced a strategic partnership for the development of The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, a new officially licensed mobile strategy game based on the iconic trilogy of books by J.R.R. Tolkien. pic.twitter.com/7i4Y3rK1yB
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) June 15, 2020
“With our deep mobile game development experience, world-class R&D team and increasing success in the most established mobile game markets in the world, we are confident we can bring these vibrant characters and spirited world of Middle-earth to life, and impress global fans with an inspiring new way to enjoy The Lord of the Rings,” said NetEase CEO William Ding. “The Lord of the Rings is one of the most influential and celebrated literary works in the world, and we are thrilled to be able to work with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment again to deliver another exciting game for global players,”
Both Warner Bros. and NetEase have yet to disclose more information about the game itself and when it will release. There is, however, one expectation we can have. With NetEase’s partnerships with leading game developers, such as Blizzard Entertainment, and expansion to international markets in North America and Asia in the past, the company may prove to its audience that its next game was worth waiting for.