Warner Bros has announced Guardians of Middle-earth a new MOBA, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, set for release this year exclusive to the Playstation Network and Xbox Live. Bringing 10 players together in a 5 verse 5 scenario in the sitting of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Play as one of the 20 guardians such as Gandalf, Sauron and Gollum (not sure how he will be helpful to a team) in this exciting new idea for the franchise.
Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President of Production and Development had this to say on the announcement.
The MOBA genre is wildly popular with PC players and we are excited to bring it to consoles through the lore of Middle-earth. The heroes and villains of Middle-earth are crafted in a way that perfectly intersects with MOBA game features, allowing the development team to create guardians with deep skills and abilities for gamers to master.
This title ties in with the lead up to The Hobbit movie and events to give more fans of the series more to explore. Guardians of Middle-earth is set for release Q3 this year and will have voice communication, leader boards and all those lovely statics and strategies we like to see in MOBA titles.