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One of Biggest MMO Worlds Got an Extensive Expansion

Adam Adamczyk, 16 November 2022, 15:12

The Before the Shadow expansion has arrived to The Lord of the Rings Online. It adds a lot of content for both beginners and long-time players.

Lord of the Rings Conquest on Unreal Engine 5 is Impressive [UPDATE]

Adam Adamczyk, 08 November 2022, 10:34

The fan remake of Lord of the Rings: Conquest looks great. The landscapes on the gameplay video are stunning.

Great Tolkien Mod for Total War Gets New Version

Adrian Werner, 03 November 2022, 16:13

A new version of Third Age Total War 4.0, an extensive Tolkien mod for Medieval II: Total War, has been released.

Best Mods for Fans of Lord of the Rings

Adrian Werner, 20 October 2022, 14:40

Don't feel like leaving Middle-earth after watching the last episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power? Check out this list of Tolkien-inspired mods.

Edain - The Battle for Middle-Earth 2's Epic Fan-project With Ton of Novelties

Adrian Werner, 03 October 2022, 11:56

Version 4.6 of Edain mod for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II - The Rise of the Witch-King has been released. The update heavily expands gameplay, adds a new faction and expands the Hobbit-inspired campaign.

Rings of Power Brought Back the Sense of Adventure I've Been Missing - Review

Hubert Sosnowski, 10 September 2022, 16:41

We waited, we feared, and like gamblers we bet on what this series would be like. Good? Faithful to Tolkien? The first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power explain a lot. First of all, they remind us what adventure cinema should be about.

Lord of the Rings With New Owner; Publisher's Shopping Spree

Adrian Werner, 18 August 2022, 13:09

Embracer Group will acquire Middle-earth Enterprises, and with it the rights to create adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The conglomerate has also bought out the developers of Teardown and the Killing Floor series.

Lord of the Rings Game From Weta Workshop Announced

Adrian Werner, 16 August 2022, 13:46

Weta Workshop is working on a new game set in Tolkien's Middle-earth. The game will be published by Private Division.

Epic Mod Lord of the Rings: Total War Remastered

Adrian Werner, 30 July 2022, 16:20

The Lord of the Rings: Total War (Remastered) project, a revamp of the ambitious Tolkien mod for the strategy game Total War: Rome Remastered, has debuted.

LotR Gollum Delayed After Cold Reception of Gameplay

Jacob Blazewicz, 25 July 2022, 20:11

We'll be waiting longer than expected for Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The delay is definitely unrelated to the not-quite-enthusiastic reception of the first gameplay demonstration...

LOTR Gollum on First Gameplay

Hubert Sledziewski, 07 July 2022, 20:32

One of the games presented at Nacon Connect 2022 was the highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. We finally saw gameplay footage from Daedalic Entertainment's upcoming game.

Here's Mirkwood From Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Adrian Werner, 29 May 2022, 21:33

The developers of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum presented a short video showing the first in-game location - Mirkwood.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Release Date

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 May 2022, 17:08

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will hit PC and major consoles in a couple of months, though the game will be released a bit later on Switch.

New FAQ Reminds About Upcoming Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Adrian Werner, 21 May 2022, 16:55

An FAQ has appeared on Steam, answering fan questions about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is EA's New F2P Game

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 May 2022, 16:29

A new game based on the license of The Lord of the Rings has been announced. This time Electronic Arts launches an F2P RPG titled The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth to conquer the mobile market.

15 Years of LOTRO; Anniversary Attractions for Free Users

Milosz Szubert, 21 April 2022, 16:39

Yesterday, the MMORPG The Lord of the Rings Online received its next update, numbered 33. It introduces a lot of changes and novelties, led by the Yondershire region. Moreover, it initiates the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the game's release.

Tolkien Mod The Last Alliance: Total War for Shogun 2 Adds New Faction

Adrian Werner, 22 March 2022, 15:42

Version 0.3.0 of The Last Alliance: Total War mod has been released. The project moves the action of Total War: Shogun 2 to Tolkien's Middle-earth. The update added, among others, a new playable faction.

The Lord of the Rings Online With More Attractions for Free Players

Adrian Werner, 21 March 2022, 11:39

In April, The Lord of the Rings Online will receive a major update that will unlock a ton of additional content for free players.

Rise of Mordor Mod Removed From Mod DB at Request of Warner Bros

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 February 2022, 15:27

Warner Bros. has recalled it owns the rights to the Lord of the Rings movie universe. As a result, a mod developed for years, called Rise of Mordor for Total War: Atilla, disappeared from Mod DB.

The Last Alliance: Total War - New Version of Tolkien Mod for Shogun 2

Adrian Werner, 01 December 2021, 16:13

Ambitious mod The Last Alliance: Total War received a new version. It introduces, among others, playable factions of Mordor and wild Orcs.

Marvel MMORPG in the Pipeline; I.G.I. Origins Later Than Expected

Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 27 November 2021, 21:44

Enad Global 7 revealed that a Marvel licensed MMORPG is in development. We also learned about the future of The Lord of the Rings Online, I.G.I. Origins and DC Universe Online.

New Version of BFME Middle-Earth Extended Edition Mod for Battle for Middle-earth

Adrian Werner, 08 October 2021, 15:27

Update 0.995 for Middle-Earth Extended Edition, one of the most important mods for the classic RTS Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth, has been released.

Amazon's Lord of the Rings Confirmed to Use Fragments of Silmarillion

Karol Laska, 22 July 2021, 17:00

Amazon Studios has a license to use excerpts from The Silmarillion and The Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien in the script for the upcoming Lord of the Rings series.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Release Date and Gameplay Footage

Michael Kulakowski, 06 July 2021, 21:13

The developers from Daedalic Entertainment presented new gameplay footage and information about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The developers have also specified next year's release date for their work.

Amazon's The Lord of the Rings MMO Canceled

Paul Musiolik, 18 April 2021, 21:19

The Lord of the Rings MMO, announced two years ago and developed by Amazon and Leyou Technologies, has been canceled. The problem turned out to be the acquisition of the latter company by Tencent.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum on New Trailer

Adrian Werner, 25 March 2021, 23:27

Daedalic Entertainment showed a new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. It enables us to see, among others, fragments of stealth gameplay.

Lord of the Rings in Valheim - Players Recreated Sauron's Fortress

Przemyslaw Dygas, 24 February 2021, 15:10

Valheim players are using the game's building options in ever more impressive ways. This time, Sauron's fortress - Barad-dűr - was recreated in the game.

Minecraft Players Recreated LotR's Edoras

Przemyslaw Dygas, 17 February 2021, 13:32

Players have once again taken it upon themselves to recreate a great world from literature using Minecraft. This time they focused on Rohan, based on its vision in Lord of the Rings.

The Lord of the Rings in Minecraft Show Minas Tirith in Ray Tracing

Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2021, 14:40

A well-known content creation group for Minecraft - Minecraft Middle-Earth - has recreated a famous location from the Lord of the Rings movie series. The creation displays the capabilities of ray tracing.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Delayed

Karol Laska, 26 January 2021, 21:20

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be available a little later than we anticipated. In addition, Daedalic Entertainment is joining forces with Nacon so that the game can be developed smoothly.

Lord of the Rings in Bannerlord Hailed Most Anticipated Mod on Mod DB

Milosz Szubert, 28 December 2020, 22:15

Mod DB community has chosen the best modification of 2020 and the most anticipated upcoming project. The first category was won by Age of the Ring for Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II, and the second by Kingdoms of Arda for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord.

Amazon's The Lord of the Rings MMO Only in 2022

Paul Musiolik, 13 December 2020, 17:14

The upcoming online RPG set in the world of Lord of the Rings will not debut until 2022. This is apparent from documents published by Leyou Tech, which holds the rights to the game.

Lord of the Rings Online Will be Overhauled Thanks to Amazon's Series

Adrian Werner, 07 December 2020, 20:05

The MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online to be refreshed. Ports to Xbox Series X/S and PS5 are also planned. The game's publisher wants to take advantage of the increased interest in the brand, generated by Amazon Prime Video's upcoming TV series.

Mortensen Fears Amazon's Lord of the Rings May Become Like Game of Thrones

Karol Laska, 07 December 2020, 14:43

Viggo Mortensen, who played the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, shared his expectations for the TV adaptation of the work.

Actors From The Lord of the Rings are Trying to Save Tolkien's House

Karol Laska, 03 December 2020, 17:27

The actors and filmmakers responsible for the movie adaptations of Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have joined forces to buy J.R.R. Tolkien's house, which has been put up for sale. And they are doing so with a truly ambitious goal.

The Lord of the Rings Easter Egg in AC Valhalla

Karol Laska, 21 November 2020, 18:53

Every day players discover more and more easter eggs in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. This time, somebody noticed that Ubisoft refers, and quite directly, to The Lord of the Rings.

Lord of the Rings Mod for Crusader Kings 3 Now Available

Milosz Szubert, 19 November 2020, 19:52

The first version of LotR: Realms in Exile mod for Crusader Kings III launched today. Its creators set themselves the goal of transferring the fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien to the popular medieval strategy from Paradox Interactive.

New Lord of the Rings Goes Game of Thrones With Nudity?

Karol Laska, 07 October 2020, 18:15

The creators of the upcoming TV adaptation of Lord of the Rings are looking for people who are not afraid to appear naked in front of the camera. It seems that the upcoming adaptaton of Tolkien's prose is steering towards Game of Thrones.

Work Resumes on the Set of Lord of the Rings Series

Milosz Szubert, 29 September 2020, 20:51

In New Zealand, after a half-year break, the shooting for upcoming Lord of the Rings series from Amazon has resumed. Tomorrow, the creators of Netflix's Cowboy Bebop are to return to the set.

Lord of the Rings - Here's an Awesome Uruk-hai Figurine

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 September 2020, 21:05

Prime 1 Studio has announced another impressive figurine. This time it is a model of an Uruk-hai berserker from The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, which will be available in two editions priced at around $1000.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a Mix of Prince of Persia and Stealth

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 August 2020, 22:19

Daedalic Entertainment has released a teaser trailer of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The creators also revealed a handful of details about the game, which is supposed to be a combination of Prince of Persia and and a stealth game.

18 Minutes of Gameplay From Fan Remake of Battle for Middle-earth

Milosz Szubert, 18 August 2020, 18:54

A presentation of gameplay from BFME: Reforged, a fan-made remake of the The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth, which is being built on Unreal Engine 4. Unfortunately, it is still unknown when the project will have its official release.

Lord of the Rings Finally in Minecraft Version 1.15.2

Dameredet, 08 August 2020, 19:23

Are you a fan of Minecraft or Lord of the Rings? Or maybe both? If the answer is yes, we have great news for you!

New Zealand May Save Lord of the Rings and Cowboy Bebop

Karol Laska, 04 July 2020, 20:57

Streaming platforms try to bypass the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic and move the sets of their productions to New Zealand.

Gameplay From Canceled Lord of the Rings Game

Adrian Werner, 24 June 2020, 16:53

The founder of Traveller's Tales showed fragments of gameplay from an abandoned project set in the universe of The Lord of the Rings. The creators spent over a million dollars on demos, but the publisher was not interested in the game.

The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War Announced

Michael Kulakowski, 16 June 2020, 21:28

The Chinese studio NetEase Games is working on a new mobile game set in the Lord of the Rings universe, titled The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War. The game will be based on Tolkien's books, avoiding the use of Peter Jackson's film license.

Iconic Lord of the Rings Meme Came From Sean Bean Forgetting His Line

Christian Pieniazek, 02 June 2020, 15:47

I think everyone knows the scene from the first part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which Boromir, looking down, says that „one does not simply walk into Mordor”. As it turns out, it could have looked completely different if the actor playing the character (Sean Bean)... remembered his lines.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum on PS5 and XSX - First Screenshots

Agnes Adamus, 04 May 2020, 21:05

The first screenshots of the action game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum were released. Images show what we can expect from the game.

User Recreates Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings Locations in The Sims 4

Bart Swiatek, 24 April 2020, 13:14

A player recreated the locations known from the Harry Potter film series, including Hogwarts, along with various classrooms in The Sims 4. Earlier, they also built the city of Minas Tirith from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

Here's Isengard From a Fan Remake of The Battle for Middle-earth

Konrad Serafinski, 06 February 2020, 13:06

A new video has appeared on the web presenting Isengard in BFME: Reforged, a fan, refreshed version of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth. The title is created on Unreal Engine 4 and will be available for free.