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The new ‘Lord of the Rings online game in the works, game developer announces

An online game for “The Lord of the Rings” was announced on Tuesday.

(New Line Cinema)

Is this the “one game to rule them all”?

“The Lord of the Rings” is getting a “multi-year” online game as the result of an agreement between Athlon Games and Middle-earth Enterprises, according to a Tuesday press release.

Middle-earth Enterprises is in the possession of the license to the universe created by the Lord of The Rings” author J. R. R. Tolkien, TechRadar explained.

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“Athlon Games is working with a partner developer to create an online game set in the world of Middle-earth™ at a time long before the events of The Lord of the Rings, exploring countries, people, and creatures never before seen by the fans of the Tolkien universe,” the release explained.

Middle-earth Enterprises’ chief brand and licensing officer Fredrica Drotos spoke about the scheme.

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“We are very excited about the collaboration with Athlon Games to create a new, compelling game experience, exploring epic regions in Middle-earth during the years prior to the events of the Lord of the Rings,” she said.

Drotos added, “Athlon the game that millions of people of Middle-earth fans all over the world a unique opportunity for the community and epic exploration.”

It is currently unclear when the game will be released.

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