Kabam and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced that their co-published browser-based game, The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age, has marched past the one million new users mark. The milestone comes after the videogame attracted more than 250,000 new players to its exciting take on Middle-earth in one day following its official global debut on 21st March 2013.
“We’re elated that fans of The Hobbit have responded so enthusiastically to The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age and we’re incredibly proud of how the game has performed in such a short time,” said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios. “With our mobile game, The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth remaining popular on the iOS and Android charts, The Hobbit film trilogy has inspired one of Kabam’s hottest mobile game properties to date.”
The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age challenges players on Facebook and other web platforms to take up arms alongside the greatest heroes of the Third Age, including select characters from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey like Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, Radagast and more. Gamers are charged to lead an army of Elves, Dwarves or Orcs in fast-paced tactical combat and band together with thousands of other players to join powerful alliances and wage an epic war online. The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age is a free-to-play title available to all UK gamers now, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with future videogame titles based on The Hobbit motion-picture trilogy.