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The Lords of the Rings: Rise to War finally set for release

NetEase Games, known for Knives Out, Marvel Super War, Diablo Immortal, etc., has announced the launch of the highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War.

The date is set for September 23, 2021 and the game will be available in the following regions:

  • America

  • Europe

  • Oceania

  • Southeast Asia

The title is an officially licensed mobile strategy game based on the iconic trilogy of books by J.R.R. Tolkien and OSCAR®-winning film adaptations directed by Peter Jackson. The game is developed by NetEase Games in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Players can pre-register here (or directly from the App Store or the Google Play Store) to receive an exclusive in-game gift pack after release. Said pack will include:

  • A special portrait of the Hobbit of the Shire, Bilbo Baggins;

  • 9 X 15 minutes Universal Speed+

  • A Hunter's Coat

  • 3000 Gold

More information about the game, from the official press release:

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.

While the game will only be available on mobile at launch, NetEase Games has recently hinted at a potential release on other platforms via Twitter.

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