Inspired by the literary works of JRR Tolkien, EA returns to Middle-earth as the company continues to accelerate growth in its mobile business.

electronic arts (NASDAQ: EA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, has partnered with Middle Earth Companiesa division of The Saul Zaentz Company, on the development of a new free* mobile game. The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is a collectible role-playing game (RPG) that brings the fantasy and adventure of The Lord of the Rings to existing fans and new audiences in a strategic and socially competitive experience. The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is the newest addition to EA’s expanding mobile portfolio as the company continues to deliver exceptional experiences and top-notch live services, reaching more gamers across more platforms around the world.

“We are incredibly thrilled to partner with The Saul Zaentz Company and Middle Earth Companies on the next generation of mobile role-playing games,” said Malachi BoyleVice President of Mobile RPG for electronic arts. “The team is filled with Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans and every day they bring together their immense passion and talents to deliver an authentic experience for players. The combination of high fidelity graphics, cinematic animations and art stylized immerses players in the fantasy of Middle-earth where they will face their favorite characters.

“We are thrilled to be working with EA again, this time to bring fans a mobile game uniquely inspired by Middle-earth, as depicted in the literary works of JRR Tolkien,” said Fredrica Drotos, Main brand & Licensing Manager for SZC Middle-earth Enterprises. “It is an honor to work with the talented team at Capital Games whose knowledge and love of tradition is palpable throughout.”

The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth will feature immersive storytelling, turn-based combat, in-depth collection systems, and a large roster of characters from across the expansive Lord of the Rings and Hobbit universe. Players battle through iconic stories from Tolkien’s world and fight against the great evils of Middle-earth.

electronic arts has a famous relationship with the Tolkien universe having delivered PC and console titles based on The Lord of the Rings books and films. Under active development by a team of veteran experts in the mobile RPG genre, Capital Games – The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth represents the first mobile game developed by EA inspired by the scenarios, locations, characters and lore of The Lord of the Rings and Literary Works of The Hobbit.

The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is set to enter limited regional beta testing this summer.

*Permanent internet connection required. Age restrictions apply. Includes in-game purchases (including random items).


On electronic arts

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On Middle Earth Companies

Middle Earth Companies owns exclusive worldwide film, merchandising, stage and other rights to select literary works by JRR Tolkien, including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Inspired by a deep appreciation for the fictional world created by JRR Tolkien, Middle Earth Companies is dedicated to working with companies providing quality products in accordance with best green and sustainability business practices, including fair trade, equality in the workplace and a commitment to protecting our earth, its wondrous beauty and sustainability of every living creature.

The Saul Zaentz Company dba Middle Earth Companies has been producing and licensing films, merchandise and stage productions based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit books for over four decades. With the head office located at Berkeley, Californiaits website is at