Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new storytelling game based on the tales of The Lord of the Rings called Journeys in Middle-earth. In the game, you will be forming your own fellowship with characters from the books and you start an adventure in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien. But beware, each monster or enemy you slay, each choice you make on your adventure and each path you choose will influence your own story. Welcome to Middle-earth!
The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth will take you to the very outskirts of Middle-earth such as blooming forests, dwarven mines, giant open fields and many more. On the pictures by the publisher we can see that the game will consist of two big parts: on the one hand there is the exploration map where you will use your heroes to explore the current region and find monsters or treasures, on the other hand, there are small game boards that will probably be used to battle the different enemies on that you will encounter.
To keep the whole game together, there will be an app that helps you to set up each map for the several locations, it will also be responsible to emulate the movement of some of the enemies and keeps track of the choices you have made throughout your adventure. The app will be heavily influenced by how you will play the game and the story will progress accordingly. In what other ways the app will be used is not yet clear.
The publisher, Fantasy Flight Games, has announced that this game will be available in stores in the second quarter of 2019. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth is currently available for pre-order from their own website for $99,95. More information on the game can be found in the official announcement at https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/the-lord-of-the-rings-journeys-in-middle-earth/.