The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is what could happen when Middle-earth teams up with the world of Minecraft.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is developed by Free Range Games and published by North Beach Games. Return to Moria is a new and upcoming survival crafting game set during the fourth age of Middle-earth. Meaning that Return to Moria is set following the events of the “War of the Ring.”
The fourth age of Middle-earth was a time of peace and prosperity. However, that’s not to say dangers did not infest the lands. After all, Sauron’s influence will always plague the darkest corners of Middle-earth, one way or another.
Build, craft, fight Orcs!
Inspired by the J.R.R Tolkien novels, in Return to Moria you are summoned to the Misty Mountains by Lord Gimli Lockbearer. It tells the story of the Dwarves as they embark on an adventure to reclaim and restore their homeland of Moria, following the War of the Ring.
“We at Free Range Games are absolutely thrilled to finally reveal The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria,” said Chris Scholz, CEO of Free Range Games. “J.R.R. Tolkien and all of his creations within Middle-earth are near and dear to our hearts, and this project presents an amazing opportunity to create new experiences born from one of the greatest stories ever told.”
As players dig deeper into the Mines of Moria, you will build, craft, explore and defeat Orcs with your fellow Dwarves. I’m sure if you’re lucky enough, you might even discover a treasure of two. You will also be able to create your very own Dwarf and team up with fellow players online.
Return to Moria is PC only
At this time, The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria has only been announced for PC and will be available via the Epic Games Store in Spring 2023.
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