A new Lord of the Rings game was announced today as part of the Epic Games Summer Showcase. The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is a new crafting and building game coming in Spring 2023.
Return to Moria takes place during the Fourth Age of Middle-earth, and it’s billed as a “survival crafting” game. It will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store, at least at launch. The game is developed by Free Range Games and North Beach Games, in partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises.
“Summoned to the Misty Mountains by Lord Gimli Lockbearer, players take control of a company of Dwarves tasked to reclaim the lost spoils from the Dwarven homeland of Moria–known as Khazad-dûm or Dwarrowdelf–in the depths below their very feet. Their quest will require fortitude, delving deep into the Mines of Moria to recover its treasures,” reads a line from the game’s description.