The world of JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth has been well-explored at this point. They made three incredibly long Lord of the Rings movies, followed by three inexplicably-long Hobbit movies. No disrespect to Bilbo Baggins, but that book didn’t need to be more than one movie. However, there have also been a few games featuring the world of Middle-earth, and now there is a new mobile game set in that realm coming out soon.
The game is called Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and it is something of a sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which came out in 2014 for a few consoles. This new game, though, is a free-to-play real-time RPG that will be available on both Apple and Android devices. The game once again features Talion, who was also the main character of Shadow of War, but some notable Lord of the Rings characters will pop up for those who didn’t play Shadow of War, such as Gimli and Boromir.
If you are interested, you can currently pre-register for the game. If you pre-register on an Apple device, you will receive an exclusive character bundle featuring the Orc starter army and Ratbag. Meanwhile, if you use an Android device, you will receive Shelob in her “fair form,” and this will be the first time she is a playable character on any platform.
Now’s your chance to travel through Middle-earth on your phone.