EA Confirms LotR Tactics
The fate of Middle-earth rests in your hands
Electronic Arts announced today that it has obtained the rights to produce video games based on the epic literary work, The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkein. This new expansion of the rights will allow for a much more thorough entry into the depths of the fictional writings, one which was not previously attainable with titles based solely on the films.
From this announcement also comes the official confirmation of a portable title currently in development that will take advantage of the new rights agreement. The Lord of the Rings Tactics (working title) will be available on the PSP, allowing players to take control of either the Fellowship or the Shadow to partake in the war for Middle-earth.
A tactical strategy adventure, the game will contain an assortment of features familiar to the genre, including customizable characters and a vast variety of items, skills, and upgrades. A multiplayer mode will also be available, allowing up to four players to engage wirelessly in strategic warfare.
The Lord of the Rings Tactics on the Sony PSP is tentatively scheduled for a North American release later this winter.