Lord of the Rings: Rise to War – What to Expect in This Upcoming Strategy Title
Following our previous announcement earlier this month, Netease’s most awaited strategy title, Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is all set to enter the app stores on the 23rd of September. In a recent announcement on Twitter, the publishers confirmed the release date. The game will be out in the Americas, Oceania, Southeast Asia and Europe.
In this article, we shall discuss the content that players are or must expect in the game. There have been series of dev talks regarding the same and we will be putting out those in detail.
Lord of the Rings: Rise to War tells the tale of Middle-earth and is purely unique from the rest of the titles that come under the Lord of the Rings franchise. According to the devs, the game inspires the classic western fantasy and fuses into a modern one.
Speaking of famous characters, it includes Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn. Apart from this, the devs plan to bring other characters into the limelight who also play a crucial role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
In addition to the announcement, Netease Games has also dropped an official trailer for the game. Take a look at the YouTube video that shows a glimpse of the game that players are going to get their hands on. By seeing the video it is safe to say that the game will be showcasing immensely beautiful graphics paired with melodious soundtracks.
What’s coming to Lord of the Rings: Rise to War?
Prior to the release of the game, the devs have shared a bit of story regarding the first season in Lord of the Rings: Rise to War. According to that, in the first season, you will have to choose a faction that includes Isengard, Rohan, Gondor, Mordor, Lothlorien, and Erebor.
After choosing a faction, your ultimate aim is to conquer Dol Guldur in order to be declared victorious. With such information, we are clear that the game will be holding a seasonal system. However, we are unsure about the duration of the season as we don’t have any official sources confirming that.
Before heading to war, you get to choose your favorite weapon from the large collection. On top of that, you can also have a choice while selecting the troop. As a strategy game, it is the most essential part.
Almost every element of the game has a customization ability. The most interesting part of the game is the customization of the troops and units. You can choose a commander and allocate talent points and hence assign him to lead the unit.
Right after you join a faction, your prime duty is to create an alliance. Creating an alliance will not help you in getting back up during the war, but will also reward you with huge bonuses which get you an upper hand while completing certain quests.
Moreover, the game map has dragged a lot of attention and hard work. In this game, the feel of the classic map along with all the elements is carefully optimized and added. It includes all the iconic places of the middle earth including the Edoras, Minas Tirith and Dol Guldur.
How is Lord of the Rings: Ring of War different from the rest of the titles in the franchise?
What makes the game different and unique from the rest of the franchise, is the genre. Yes, Rise to War will be an exclusive strategy title whereas the other ones are all role-playing games.
The aim is to allow the players to experience and get a closer look at the scenario of Middle-earth. It gives you a detailed idea about the war and its mechanism during that period of time. And Rise to War has done an excellent job in portraying that.
What’s the ultimate aim in Lord of the Rings: Rise to War?
Now you must have gathered a basic idea about how the game functions. So, the ultimate aim in this title is to conquer Dol Guldur. As the gameplay shows, it has a tile system that allows you to conquer the entire map of Middle-earth.
This means, along with Dol Guldur, you can also launch an attack on the capitals of different cities and conquer them as well. It is all about curating and evolving numerous strategies and test them out when conquering a new region.
As we mentioned earlier that the game will be releasing on the 23rd of September, you can pre-register for the game on the official website to nab the free goodies.