It appears that a new Middle Earth game is in the works, and it seems that Wētā Workshop, based in New Zealand, is working closely with the development of the New Middle Earth game. The visual effects and animation company known for its work on The Lord of the Rings Series, the upcoming Rings of Power TV series, and many more films is working closely to develop the game.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War was an exhilarating entry into the Middle Earth and Lord of the Rings franchise with its exciting nemesis system. Fans had a blast with the randomized gameplay. And getting random encounters with foes that were presumed dead. Or allies would sacrifice their lives for you, which is pretty noble of NPCs. Players also got to run into enemies that would seek vengeance upon you.
You could go so far as to spare enemies, put them out of their misery, or worse, humiliate them. Humiliation was a fun aspect of Middle Earth Shadow of War, as players could humiliate an enemy until they would lose their minds and go crazy. Yet, they’d still engage in battle against you. But now, onto the new Middle Earth game.
Take-Two working on the New Middle Earth Game?
It was Wētā Workshop that had opened an interactive division quite a few years ago that announced to strike a publishing deal with Take Two’s Private Division. The new Middle Earth game has been given a direct license from the Middle Earth Enterprises, which means they have access to incorporate the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien into their upcoming title.
The game is still in its infancy in terms of development. Still, Take-Two has announced a release date for the fiscal year of 2024. That means that the game might hit shelves around March of the respective year. Though, that would be the ideal scenario as delays in regards to polishing and finalizing the game are inevitable.
Head of Interactive at Wētā Workshop Amie Wolken released a statement in regards to the development of the game.
It’s a privilege to create a new game set in Middle-earth, especially one that’s so different from what fans have played previously. As fans ourselves, we’re excited for gamers to explore Middle-earth in a way they never have before and introduce new fans to the magic of The Lord of the Rings.
But that’s not it, as the Chief Strategy Officer over at Take-Two Interactive and Head of Private Division, Michael Worosz, has some words to share too:
We are thrilled to partner with Wētā Workshop to publish a game set in such an extraordinary and celebrated universe. The Lord of the Rings IP is home to so many remarkable stories, and no entity is better equipped than the team at Wētā Workshop to create a distinctive, new Middle-earth gaming experience.
Although we had a bad time dealing with the unfortunate cancellation of the Lord of the Rings MMORPG that Amazon was going to develop due to a dispute with Tencent, fans of Tolkien’s work still have lots to look forward to and especially now with the upcoming unnamed and new Middle Earth Game. But there’s more, as fans will also get to enjoy The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which is still planned to be released towards the end of the year. Also, we’ll get to try our hands on another Lord of the Rings game, Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria as soon as it launches around Spring time in 2023.
We got to enjoy a few interesting games like Middle Earth Shadow War and, before that, Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor, which were critically acclaimed by fans and critics alike. Take-Two takes its games seriously, and hopefully, we’ll get to enjoy an exciting new addition to the Middle Earth Franchise.
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