Kabam and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have launched The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. The free-to-play strategy videogame is inspired by The Hobbit Trilogy, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).
Peter Jackson’s film trilogy, which begins with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is based on the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth challenges players to create their own empire in Middle-earth, calling on players to build a kingdom, forge powerful alliances and strategize with other gamers to purge Middle-earth of all who oppose them.
“Kabam has crafted a mobile game that will thrill strategy gamers and The Hobbit film fans alike,” said Andrew Sheppard, President of Kabam Game Studios. “We’re excited to partner with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to deliver a free-to-play game for iOS and Android that fans can experience wherever they go.”
“We expect The Hobbit Trilogy to be one of the biggest events in entertainment history,” said Greg Ballard, Senior Vice President, Digital Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth provides an interactive way for film fans to engage in the adventure as they explore the characters, conflicts and locations in this epic fantasy world.”
The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth is available to play in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese, and is now available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age, a free-to-play videogame for the web, is also in development and will be available later this year. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest videogame releases based on the upcoming The Hobbit Trilogy.