Summer Games Fest 2023 shared gameplay footage for a new video game from Middle Earth called The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria. The footage for The Lord of the Rings video game was narrated by Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies, who plays the Dwarf Gimli in the original film trilogy. Dwarves take center stage in Return to Moria, mining through the seedy underground of Middle Earth. Their goal is to reclaim the lost soils of their homeland, Moria. The Summer Games Fest footage also revealed a tantalizing release date window for The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.
What Is the Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
John Rhys-Davies’ Gimli returns as a narrator in The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria video game. Gimli tasks a team of Dwarves to dig through the tunnels of Middle Earth to reclaim land from Moria, also known as Khazad-dûm or Dwarrowdelf.
The game is described as a co-op, survival crafting game, where players control a team of Dwarves and travel through the darkness of the underground tunnels. Players will dig, gather resources, and construct bases throughout their trek within the tunnels. Gamers must also collect food for the Dwarves and manage their sleep, temperature, and noise levels.
As players explore the tunnels more and rediscover Moria, they can slowly restore the lost lands to its former glory. Players use resources and the things they built to rebuild Moria from the ground up, creating a whole new civilization. The game will have a comprehensive Dwarf Builder to help players manage their custom Dwarves and accessories.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria video game allows for cooperative play. Players and their friends can mine through the tunnels of Middle Earth together. Gamers can also use Dwarven tools and weapons to fight off monstrous beings hiding within the darkness. Magical artifacts can also be collected to help the Dwarves.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria release date will be Fall 2023. The game launches on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via the Epic Games Store in 2024. Players can add the game to their wishlist on Epic Games Store.