Microsoft's E3 brought plenty of news for the gaming community, but not all for big name video game titles. One of the smaller announcements during the show included the arrival of The Lord of the Rings: The Adventure Card Game. And best of all, it's also arriving in Xbox Game Pass at launch.
Avid LotR fans who saw the trailer during the show might have noticed the peculiar name change. Originally titled the "Living Card Game", the title is now described as the "Adventure Card Game" instead. This is likely to match the physical release of the card game that released a few years back. But there's more than just aesthetic differences between the two versions of the game.
Developed by Fantasy Flight Interactive and published by Asmodee Digital, The Lord of the Rings: The Adventure Card Game still imitates J.R.R.Tolkien's work through a strong narrative experience, iconic locations, and returning characters. Players will create their own adventure as they fight against the forces of Sauron, solving quests along the way and bolstering their forces. There are over 150 cards to collect, and multiple heroes to lead your campaign in Middle-Earth. Alongside the immersive storytelling, the title spent quite a bit of time in the Early Access program as well, which helped to fine tune various game mechanics, including the UI and tutorial. And it can even be played in co-op mode, as the game focuses on PvE combat instead of PvP, unlike most card games.
Although it was originally described as a free-to-play title, The Lord of the Rings: The Adventure Card Game will indeed have a price when it releases on August 8th of this year. That being said, players can still take advantage of Xbox Game Pass to play the game free of charge.
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