Kabam And Warner Bros Bringing The Hobbit To Mobile
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and developer Kabam have partnered together to create two multiplayer strategy titles based on Peter Jackson's The Hobbit films for mobile and browser platforms. The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth is coming to unannounced mobile devices, while The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age is coming for web browsers. Both titles are scheduled to launch in fall 2012.
"The Hobbit films are among the most anticipated entertainment launches of all time," said Kevin Chou, CEO, Kabam. "Kabam's unique ability to blend the art of game design and the science of free-to-play distribution makes us a natural fit to partner with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to deliver thrilling games via the Web and mobile devices for The Hobbit film fans around the world."
"We are very pleased to work with Kabam in creating immersive free-to-play online games on massive scales across multiple platforms," said Greg Ballard, Senior Vice President, Digital Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Kabam's Armies of the Third Age and Kingdoms of Middle-earth will be an excellent way for The Hobbit film fans around the world to delve more into the iconic story and interact with the characters in the universe."
Starting today, players can sign up for the beta for The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age.