In this article we will be talking about 10 Things we know about Lord of the Rings Return to Moria! survival game that should be on your wish list this year, and if it isn’t, get it on there.
“Welcome to The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, the only survival crafting video game set in the Fourth Age of Middle-earth, the iconic fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Summoned to the Misty Mountains by Lord Gimli Lockbearer, players take control of a company of Dwarves tasked to reclaim the lost spoils from the Dwarven homeland of Moria—known as Khazad-dûm or Dwarrowdelf—in the depths below their very feet.
Their quest will require fortitude, delving deep into the Mines of Moria to recover its treasures. Set in a procedurally generated Dwarven realm of Moria, no two adventures will be alike, and every expedition is traversable either solo or online with companions.
Players can mine to craft greater gear and resources, but beware mining makes noise, and noise created in the quiet deep threatens to awaken the dangers below: where there’s clatter, there’s combat. Excavate the mysteries of three legendary mountains, extract precious metals, scrape to survive, and battle unspeakable forces to learn the secret of the Shadow that lurks within.“—From the official website
10 Things we know about Lord of the Rings Return to Moria
The story is set in the Fourth age as Gimli summons his kindred to rebuild the realm of Khazad-dum. In Lord of the Rings Return to Moria the lore is cannon. You will be set in the Mines of Moria after Lord of the Rings, as most of us know it.
You will be hearing and speaking the Khuzdul Dwarven Language. They apparently will have full voice-overs for this.
Gimli tasked you to re-build the Mines of Moria with all the other Dwarfs. You will come across things like Ballans’ axe and magical tools.
Return to Moria will be a Co-op action survival game where players can join your game session. There is currently no plan for dedicated servers.
In this 10 Things we know about Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria we learn about the Co-Op Multiplayer experience. You will not be gated and the game will scale with the more people that join.
Biomes in the game will be randomly generated, meaning that no two games should be exactly the same. You will come across places such as ancient ruins which you can build your base in. Or you may be tasked to rebuild.
Light and Dark Mechanics
Light in the mines is important. If you venture too far into the darkness, your player will receive a debuff and likely to feel the cold even more.
Enemies & The Balrog
It looks likely that you will encounter Balrog. It is highly unlikely that it will be the same Balrog you saw Gandalf kill in the films. However, we are sure there is more than one Balrog in the Mines which you will likely come across.
In these 10 Things we know about Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, the customisation is high up there, especially the beards. We will be getting great beard customisation options, among other things. However, it seems the beard will be key with some interesting technology being created for some fantastic beards.
Creating, New Blueprints
Its likely we will see some pre-determined places that you can restore and build your base in. They did confirm we will be participating in rebuilding ancient ruins which we may be able to build our base in too.
You will be experiencing some of the typical survival mechanics such as sleep, temperature, food. Yes, you will have food resources in the mines.
A few of the Biomes we will be exploring are Caves, Caverns, Flooded Mines, Ancient Cities, maybe some locations that are puzzles?
Weapons, Crafting and Amulets
As Dwarves with ancient knowledge of crafting some of the best metal tools and weapons in Middle earth. We skip the typical Wood weapon phase and we will be focusing on Metal Tools, magical properties, weapon and Armor Upgrades as well as Amulets or jewellery.
Release Platforms & Betas
There is no current alpha or beta and LOTR Return to Moria will be an epic game store exclusive. We hope you enjoyed the 10 things we know about Lord of the Rings Return to Moria.