Asmodee Digital and Fantasy Flight Interactive have announced that The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is making its way to PC. This new game is based on the card game which features a fixed distribution of preset card packs to remove randomness from the purchase model. The same philosophy is being applied to the PC version.
“The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game takes what fans love about the physical card game—adventure, lore, and a chance to play using powerful characters and artifacts—and adapts it for an entirely unique interactive experience on the PC,” said Tim Gerritsen, Head of Fantasy Flight Interactive. “For those unfamiliar with the card game, the digital adaptation invites players to become a part of the fantastical world J.R.R. Tolkien created and embark on new adventures.”
This is a single player game and players will have to lead a team of three heroes through a series of campaigns and take on the AI controlled Sauron. Players need to build decks which include ally, event, and equipment cards. The game will eventually support co-op play once it progresses through Steam Early Access.
There is no release date for Early Access, all we know it will appear in “the coming months” but sometime in Q1. It will also be free to play when it’s fully released and The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Steam page is now live.