tales of the shire

The First Trailer For Lord Of The Rings Cosy Sim, Tales Of The Shire, Has Arrived

Great, another new Hobbit to get into.

First announced last year, Tales of the Shire has been one to watch for folks who adore cosy sims, The Lord of the Rings, or both. In the months since its initial reveal we haven’t had a lot of info or media to look at, but that’s all changed with the arrival of the game’s “Official Announcement Trailer” which dropped overnight.

This new trailer finally gives us an in-game look at Tales of the Shire and a good idea of the many activities awaiting players when they dive in later this year. Players taking up residence in the town of Bywater will have the opportunity to customise their own Hobbit character, decorate their home, fish, garden, forage, cook, host dinner parties, shop, explore and plenty more. The game has quite the striking, painterly look to it as well that’s sure to capture imaginations.

Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game (a Very Hard to Read Title) is a joint project between Take-Two’s Private Division label and Weta Workshop and is slated to launch in the second half of 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch and PC.

Take a look at the new trailer below:

About the game:

Welcome Home, Hobbit! – From the creative studio, Weta Workshop, live the cosy life of a Hobbit in the wonderfully serene landscape of the Shire. Discover, decorate, and share in this idyllic corner of Middle-earth. Join friendly Hobbits and familiar faces awaiting your arrival in Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings™ Game.

Create your own Hobbit as you set forth in Bywater. Though not yet established as an official village in Hobbiton, play a part in helping the quaint town flourish. Greet comfort at the door as you decorate your own Hobbit hole, tend to your garden, fish at the clear ponds, forage wild fruits and herbs, or trade with townsfolks. Prepare homemade meals to share with fellow Hobbits and foster relationships.
With much to see and lots more to eat, enjoy days of splendor in the picturesque forests, lakes, and pastures.

Unwind in the place where what matters most are all the little things. Help bring the community together to achieve village status in Bywater. Experience delight in Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings™ Game.