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New Lord of the Rings game from Weta Studios

Yet another new Lord of the Rings game is coming, this time from the same team that helped bring Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy to life.

New Zealand special effects and props studio Wētā Workshop announced Monday that it is working with publisher Private Division on a new game set in JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Private Division is a publishing label owned by Take-Two Interactive, which owns Grand Theft Auto and NBA 2K.

Private Division doesn’t have a release date, but says it expects the game to launch in Take-Two’s fiscal year 2024, which puts it in the April 2023 to March 2024 timeframe Inside.

The Wētā game’s announcement comes as Amazon Prime Video premieres next month Ring of Thrones , a new feature set thousands of years ago The events of the show The Hobbit.

Wētā’s new game isn’t the only adventure game across Middle-earth. Return to Moria is a survival adventure game coming to PC next spring. A free Lord of the Rings mobile game is also in development at EA and is in early beta. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was originally scheduled to release later this year, but it has been delayed. Before it was canceled last year, Amazon was developing a massively multiplayer online game called The Lord of the Rings.

The video game industry is expected to generate $200 billion in revenue in 2022, more than the movie and U.S. sports industries combined. Big streamers like Netflix have also dabbled in video games, developing a great game that can be accessed within the app. It’s part of a larger trend of expanding film and TV franchises beyond the big screen, bringing the fanfare of titles like Guardians of the Galaxy or Marvel’s Spider-Man into video games system.

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