J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world of The Lord of the Rings spawned numerous entries in numerous mediums, including video games. The first-ever video game set in Middle-earth was released in 1982 — The Hobbit — and since then, countless games of many video game genres were released.
Now, Free Range Game and North Beach Games revealed the announcement trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, which can be described as Minecraft set in the world of The Lord of the Rings, in layman’s terms. The game follows the dwarfs on a new adventure as they’re trying to restore Moria, a place that is very known to the fans of Tolkien’s books and Jackson’s movies.
“The story of The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria takes players beyond the books and into the Fourth Age of Middle-earth, the fantastical world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Summoned to the Misty Mountains by Lord Gimli Lockbearer, players take control of a company of Dwarves tasked to reclaim the lost spoils from the Dwarven homeland of Moria-known as Khazad-dûm or Dwarrowdelf-in the depths below their very feet. Their quest will require fortitude, delving deep into the Mines of Moria to recover its treasures. Players will join forces to survive, craft, build and explore the iconic, sprawling mines. Courageous expeditioners will need to be vigilant as mysterious dangers await.” — The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, official description
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is set to be released in Spring 2023 exclusively for PC. The game is set to debut exclusively on the Epic Games store.