Weta Workshop, which specializes in particular in the production of accessories, had collaborated in the realization of the original trilogy of the Lord of the Rings. The company therefore has a long-standing relationship with Middle-earth Enterprises, the company that owns the rights to JRR Tolkien’s work.
Middle-earth Enterprises has also included the rights to the literary material of the Lord of the Rings in its agreement with Weta Workshop, which will be in partnership with the video game production company Private Division for the production of this new title. This license will allow the editorial team to have carte blanche in interpreting the history of Middle-earth.
Weta Workshop has yet to reveal any additional details or release date.
This new game is part of the list of new adaptations of Tolkien’s novels with the series power ringswhich will be launched on September 2 on Prime Video and The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middlea game developed by Electronic Arts for mobile.
A Daedalic Entertainment-produced game featuring the Gollum character was also slated for release in early September, but the developer announced it was postponed last July.