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October 16, 2014 – San Francisco – Kabam, the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players together with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today released The Lord of the Rings: Legends of Middle-earth, an all-new role playing and character collection game featuring beloved characters from The Lord of the Rings. The game is now available for free download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices on the App Store and for Android devices from Google Play.

The Lord of the Rings: Legends of Middle-earth will thrill the millions of fans who are eager to once again live the action and adventure of their favorite franchise,” said Mike Li, co-founder and general manager of Kabam’s Beijing Studio.  “Our team at Kabam prides itself in designing mobile games that capture the essence of popular entertainment properties and creating an exciting game for players everywhere.”


The Lord of the Rings: Legends of Middle-earth is a role playing and character collection game where players follow Gandalf’s guidance and choose to play as a Dwarf, Elf, Human or Hobbit.  On their quest, players will annihilate forces of evil throughout The Lord of the Rings universe and recruit iconic characters such as Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, Frodo and others to strategically build their fellowships.

Each hero possesses unique abilities, allowing each fellowship combination to unleash powerful skills.  Players can combat the wicked Sauron’s evil forces in team-based battles, launch their fellowships into the player vs. player arena or face other fellowships around the world.  Game features include:

·          Summon legendary heroes from The Lord of the Rings universe

o   Recruit more than 100 characters with special abilities in the quest to vanquish evil.

o   Amass the most powerful fellowship in Middle-earth by enhancing and evolving your favorite characters.

·          Experience the world of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

o   Explore the visually stunning 3D world of Eriador and other regions such as Rohan, Gondor and Mordor coming in later expansion packs.

o   Control up to three teams of different heroes and wage epic battles against the forces of evil.

The Lord of the Rings: Legends of Middle-earth is available in 100 countries on the App Store and Google Play.  For more information on The Lord of the Rings: Legends of Middle-earth and Kabam, visit


About Kabam

Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players with first and third party published titles. Kabam games are available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo, and other platforms. Kabam is the fastest growing Internet media company in the San Francisco Bay Area and the 17th fastest growing company overall in the U.S., according to Deloitte LLP. Kabam's 2013 revenues exceeded $360 million, a 100 percent increase over 2012. The company is valued at more than $1 billion, profitable, cash-flow positive, and has created four titles that have grossed more than $100 million each in their life. Kabam's Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has grossed more than $250 million in less than four years, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises of all time. In 2012, Kabam Publishing was launched to provide third-party developers access to Kabam's technology platform, distribution channels, data analytics and best practices that Kabam's in-house development teams use to bring wildly successful games to players worldwide. Kabam has 800 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's investors include Alibaba, Canaan Partners, Google, MGM, Intel, Pinnacle Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Warner Brothers and others. More information about Kabam can be found at

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Middle-earth Enterprises

The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises is the holder of worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other rights in the literary works of  J.R.R. Tolkien including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.  SZC has been producing and licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on the Tolkien works for more than 35 years. Its headquarters are located in Berkeley, California and its website may be found at

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: LEGENDS OF MIDDLE-EARTH © 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Kabam, Inc. Developed by Kabam, Inc. © 2014 New Line Productions, Inc. © 2014 The Saul Zaentz Company (“SZC”).  MIDDLE-EARTH, THE LORD OF THE RINGS and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of SZC under license to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.