Electronic Arts (EA) has revealed its latest title in the Lord of the Rings franchise, a mobile game called Heroes of Middle Earth, will enter beta testing this summer.
The game is designed as a collectible-driven roleplaying game primarily focusing on competitive strategy. It is currently under development through Capital Games, the studio behind Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. According to EA, it will feature "immersive storytelling, turn-based combat, deep collection systems, and a wide roster of characters from across the vast universe of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit."
"The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is the newest addition to EA’s expanding mobile portfolio as the company continues delivering exceptional experiences and top live services, reaching more players on more platforms around the world," EA wrote in a statement published earlier today, May 9.
It is slated to enter a playtest beta this Summer 2022.
How to Sign-up for the LOTR: Heroes of Middle Earth Beta
Unfortunately, as this announcement is still relatively new, there is no concrete data on how players can sign-up for the planned beta in 2022. We suspect this will come to light as the season approaches — which should be relatively soon.
This means, at the time of writing, DBLTAP cannot confirm a process to get involved, when the signup will occur, who will be allowed to register, and/or when the beta will launch. We encourage interested fans to check back frequently as this article will be updated when new information becomes available.
Fans are also encouraged to keep their eyes on any official channels — EA Games, Middle-Earth Enterprises, etc. — and their trusted news sources for the latest updates.