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Cozy Life Sim Tales of the Shire Announced

The team at Wētā Workshop Game Studio, together with Private Division, has announced cozy Hobbit life sim Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game.

Set in the idyllic town of Bywater, players will live like a Hobbit. Tasks include unwinding in its breathtaking pastures, visiting the townsfolk’s local shops, or even enjoying a second breakfast.

See Tales of the Shire for yourself with the official announcement trailer below:

Tales of the Shire – Official Announcement Trailer – PEGI

Michael Worosz, Chief Strategy Officer, Take-Two Interactive, and Head of Private Division, said the following: 

“The team at Wētā Workshop is creating a brilliant representation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved works that gives players the agency to create their own Hobbit experience in Middle-earth. Players have been clamoring for a warm and inviting The Lord of the Rings game for years now, and it’s exactly what we’re delivering with Tales of the Shire.”

Michael Worosz

Kelly Tyson, Head of Product at Wētā Workshop, added:

“We’re excited to provide players with the opportunity to fulfil their fantasy of living their own humble Hobbit life in the Shire. Tales of the Shire brings a cosy new dimension to the way fans can experience Middle-earth, with plenty of wholesome, Hobbit-centric gameplay to win-over newcomers to the genre.”

Kelly Tyson

Tales of the Shire is set to release in the second half of 2024 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and the PC via Steam. 

Players can follow the conversation on Twitter/X, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

Source: Press Release

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