The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria Coming Exclusively to PC

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It’s time to prepare and return to Middle-earth with Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria coming this spring 2023. It’s set in the Fourth Age and follows the story of the Dwarves on the journey to reclaim and restore their homeland of Moria. Unlike other games based on the iconic fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien, this one is a survival-crafting video game. By the way, it’s going to be exclusive to PC through the Epic Games Store.

For those not familiar with the lore, the Fourth Age of Middle-earth started when the One Ring was defeated and Sauron was destroyed. In the game, players control a company of Dwarves summoned to the Misty Mountains by Lord Gimli Lockbearer and tasked with reclaiming the lost spoils of Moria known as Khazad-dûm or Dwarrowdelf.

The quest requires fortitude as players go deep into the Mines of Moria to recover its treasures. Players join forces to survive, craft, build, and explore the mines.

Key features of the game are:

  • Feel the Fellowship
    • Experience the Fellowship of the Dwarves like never before.
    • Enjoy the rich lore of the iconic fantasy world from J.R.R. Tolkien interwoven into the very fabric of the game.
  • Survive the Dark
    • To survive the treacherous mines, players need to conserve resources, hunt, gather food, and manage their sleep, temperature, and noise levels.
    • Make use of dynamic light systems to ensure safety and to blaze a path further into the darkness.
    • Fight against unspeakable evils and survive hordes of monstrous Orcs.
    • Learn the secret of the Shadow that looms within the mountain.
  • Base Building
    • Be sure to find solace in the darkness.
    • Reveal and clear new locations to create architecture on a grand scale.
    • Get creative and construct bases from scratch or build upon the existing environment.
    • Watch out for those that attempt to destroy Dwarven progress.
  • Rebuild and Reshape Moria
    • Restore the long-lost ancient kingdom of Khazad-dûm to its former glory and recover Dwarven landmarks as the story progresses.
    • Resurrect old mines and refire their forges to yield their untouched resources.
  • Explore
    • Go into the depths of the mines.
    • Procedurally-generated environments are abundant with resources and fraught with mystery and danger.
    • It allows for a unique experience each and every time.
  • Co-op Multiplayer
    • Go on an adventure alone or work together with friends in online cooperative multiplayer with up to eight players.
  • ​Craft Dwarven Tools, Weapons, and More
    • Craft and loot legendary Dwarven armor, tools, weapons, and structures.
    • Rebuild ancient forges to strengthen, repair and enchant gear.
    • Upgrade and unlock new technologies and fantastical machines.
  • Uncover Magic Artifacts
    • Swords that glow when Orcs are near.
    • Maps of long-dormant Mithril veins.
    • Books with forgotten crafting plans.
    • Amulets that give strength or wisdom.
  • Mine Ore and Jewels
    • Establish mines to unearth deposits of precious resources like iron, gold, quartz, and even Mithril.
    • Access crafting stations and forges to convert ore to ingots and upgrade gear.
    • Remember that mining is loud and can awaken what lurks in the darkness.
  • Comprehensive Dwarf Builder
    • Players can become part of Dwarven Legend as they create their own Dwarf in the custom character creator.
    • Dwarves can be customized in different ways to create a unique Dwarven identity.
    • During gameplay, players can find and craft armor and weapons to further enhance their unique style.

Ready to make your mark in Middle-earth? Learn more about The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria here.

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