In celebration of Friday, September 22nd being Hobbit Day, Private Division and Weta Workshop have announced Tales of the Shire, a new “cosy” game set in the world of The Lord of the Rings.
Actual details are thin on the ground at this stage, save for a short teaser video that divulges very little about the game itself, but the game is set to be fully unveiled next year, with the game inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s universe also due to release at some stage in 2024 for consoles and PC.
You can check out the first teaser trailer for Tales of the Shire below:
We actually first heard tell of this game last year, when Private Division and Weta announced they were working on something in the universe.
“We are thrilled to partner with Weta Workshop to publish a game set in such an extraordinary and celebrated universe,” said Private Division’s Michael Worosz at the time. “The Lord of the Rings IP is home to so many remarkable stories, and no entity is better equipped than the team at Weta Workshop to create a distinctive, new Middle-earth gaming experience.”
Head of Interactive at Weta Workshop, Amie Wolken, said, “It’s a privilege to create a new game set in Middle-earth, especially one that’s so different from what fans have played previously. As fans ourselves, we’re excited for gamers to explore Middle-earth in a way they never have before, and introduce new fans to the magic of The Lord of the Rings.”