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Electronic Arts is known for creating blockbuster games based on series like Star Wars, but it's also worked with plenty of other famous IPs in the past. One, Nintendo gamers from the 2000s might recall, is Middle-Earth's The Lord of the Rings series.

Now, many years later, the games giant has announced it is returning to the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien with a new game. The catch is it's a free-to-play mobile title, but hey - who knows what else could be released later down the line...

The game is officially titled 'The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth' and is described as a "collectible role-playing" turn-based game bringing the fantasy and adventure of the series, and merging it with a strategic social-competitive experience.

"Electronic Arts has a celebrated relationship with the Tolkien universe having delivered PC and console titles based on The Lord of the Ringsbooks and films. In active development by a veteran team of experts in the mobile RPG genre, Capital Games – The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earthrepresents the first mobile game developed by EA inspired by storylines, locations, characters, and lore from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbitliterary works."

Unsurprisingly, many fans are now calling for EA to revive some of its classic Lord of the Ring games from around the time of the GameCube, Xbox and PlayStation 2 era.

While the Switch might not be getting this game, Middle-Earth enthusiasts can keep an eye out for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which is expected to arrive at some point this year.

How do you feel about this announcement? Would you like to see the return of the classic EA LOTR games one day? Leave your thoughts down below.

[source ea.com]