The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, a new mobile game set in Middle-earth, will be released on September 23, publisher NetEase announced. This launch date applies to Europe, America, Oceania, and Southeast Asia.
September 23 is very close to a memorable date in Middle-earth history, as one day earlier, September 22, is the shared birthday of legendary hobbits Bilbo and Frodo. Players can pre-register for Rise to War right now for iOS and Android. The registration page also allows you to align with a particular faction, such as Gondor, Rohan, or Mordor, among others.
As previously announced, Rise to War is a mobile strategy game set in the Third Age of Middle-earth. In a press release, the game aims to be “visually stunning and completely faithful,” NetEase said. It features “iconic characters and locations” from The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. It is set in the Third Age, a 3,000-year period that culminated in the defeat of Sauron at the end of the War for the Ring.