Tales of the Shire A The Lord of the Rings Game is the new Lord of the Rings game set in Middle-earth. Private Division and Weta Workshop announced it with a teaser trailer.
Tales of the Shire: The new Lord of the Rings game set
Judging by the teaser trailer, Tales of the Shire A The Lord of the Rings Game is the new Lord of the Rings management style game, therefore a fairytale adventure or life sim. Furthermore, the game is designed for a wide audience, and not just for true connoisseurs of Talkien’s masterpiece.
As for the release date, the game is scheduled for 2024, nothing more precisely is known. The game will be for PC and consoles and we will have to wait for other news that will be launched on the official pages.
Embracer Group bought the rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit in 2022 at a cost of $400 million. With this move he confirmed his desire to continue the film saga with new films, but not only that. Embracer Group said the arrival of other video games set in Middle-earth. Despite this, the company is going through a major financial crisis and it is not excluded that the rights to the Tolkien franchise could find a new home.
What we know about the new Lord of the Rings games
Information on the contents of the titles is scarce, if not non-existent, but what is certain is that the announcement has generated a lot of interest among investors. Eurogamer suggests that one of these projects could be The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, currently in development by Daedalic. Embracer acquired the rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit in August last year. The deal, however, does not include film rights, but gives the company the right to develop works related to the universe created by J.R.R. Tolkien.
More generally, Embracer aims to release 94 titles by 2024, including Tripa A games, DLC and porting of already published titles. Among the projects also the remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a new game in the series Tomb Raider in collaboration with Amazon Games, Hyper Light Breaker (the sequel to the indie game Hyper Light Drifter), Payday 3, System Shock Remake e Lightyear Frontier (coming to Xbox Game Pass this year).