Armies of the Third Age offers a "dramatically different" experience of the Tolkien universe from their other release. Players fight alongside iconic characters as they lead armies into battle.
War in Middle-earth? Just another day in the Shire. Kabam is hoping to capture the same success their Kingdoms of Camelot achieved back in 2009 when it launched.
“The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age and The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth deliver two immersive and dramatically different ways to experience the most iconic fantasy world of all time, across the Web and mobile devices,” said Kabam Game Studios boss Andrew Sheppard. Kingdoms of Middle-earth challenged players to build their own empires.
"The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age challenges players 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," read the press release.
"We’re eager to bring The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age to the millions of Middle-earth fans who engage online,” Warner Bros. Interactive's Greg Ballard said. “The Facebook and browser-based portals are key locations where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film fans can regularly engage with Middle-earth in a shared interactive environment.”
Love 'em or hate 'em but Facebook free-to-play games are still pulling in big numbers.and are available to play now - if you can stomach all those friend requests and wall posts.
The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age announced, free-to-play in browser
21 March 2013 | By Simon Priest