The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria Delayed to December

The Lord of the Rings Return to Moria cover

Independent developer Free Range Games and publisher North Beach Games are excited to announce that their highly-anticipated co-op survival crafting game, The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, has completed its final stages of development. The game will be released on October 24th via the Epic Games Store.

However, the digital PlayStation 5 version of the game has been delayed and will now launch on December 5th, 2023, alongside a physical release at retail, with the Xbox Series X|S version planned to launch in early 2024.

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria takes players on a new adventure beyond the events of the books, into the Fourth Age of Middle-earth, the magical world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Players will be summoned to the Misty Mountains by Lord Gimli Lockbearer, voiced by actor John Rhys-Davies, and will join forces as a company of Dwarves.

Their mission is to reclaim the lost treasures of the Dwarven homeland, Moria, also known as Khazad-dûm or Dwarrowdelf, from the depths beneath their feet. This quest will require teamwork and bravery as they delve deep into the Mines of Moria, hoping to restore the treasures to their former glory. In The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, players will have the opportunity to create their own custom Dwarf before embarking on their journey into the vast mines of Moria. They can choose to explore the cavernous depths alone or team up with other players online.

Each expedition into the mines will present unique challenges and possibilities, thanks to procedurally generated environments, offering endless exploration for players seeking the deepest secrets of the Dwarves. As they venture further, the Dwarves must ensure they are well-equipped to face the dangers that await them. This means crafting sturdy armor and powerful weapons capable of defeating various enemies, such as goblins, arachnoids, and other mysterious creatures they may encounter. Players will have the opportunity to uncover the mysteries of the Misty Mountains, mine precious metals cherished by Dwarves, revive dormant forges, and uncover the secrets of the lurking Shadow.


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