The Lord of The Rings Adventure Card Game Reappears, Available Now In Xbox Game Pass

By Sam Quirke,
"Keep it secret, keep it safe" is excellent advice for carrying weapons of extraordinary power in Middle Earth, but it's not the best strategy for releasing your video game. After a haphazardly communicated delay back in August, The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game is available to download and purchase once more from the Microsoft and Xbox Stores. It's also available in Xbox Game Pass, as was expected for launch. The thing is, no one from the developer, publisher or Xbox themselves has mentioned its return — at least not that we've seen.

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We first spotted the return of Asmodee's latest digital adaptation of their game catalogue through the Microsoft Store itself, where we picked up a release date change to November 5th. Release dates get tweaked all the time on stores, sometimes incorrectly, but then we found we were able to download it with our Xbox Game Pass for Console subscription on the office account.

It's a 4.2GB download featuring online PvP, co-op and single player. It also features "Xbox Live cross-platform multiplayer", which presumably refers to a Windows version — though this is currently unclear. It also have Xbox One X enhancements for 4K Ultra HD display, for those who like their card games extra smooth and shiny.

The digital Adventure Card Game is based on the physical product of the same name, and features players building decks of iconic heroes as they aim to take down the forces of Sauron and save Middle Earth. Story-driven campaigns take players to classic locations and moments from the series. According to store descriptions the plan is for regular free Encounters to be added to the game after release, featuring new challenges and enemies.

If you have Xbox Game Pass for Console, you can download the game now. For the rest of you, it's now available to purchase. Check below for download links and local prices:

The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game
The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game

Baue in diesem taktischen Kartenspiel ein Deck voller legendärer Helden auf und fordere die Streitkräfte Saurons heraus. Bahne dir einen Weg, um bekannte Schauplätze zu erkunden, Aufträge abzuschließen und deine eigene Legende in Mittelerde zu schmieden. Doch solltest du die Aufmerksamkeit von Saurons Auge auf dich ziehen, ist alles verloren …

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Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.