The Lord of the Rings™: Living Card Game Releases New Mission King of Carrion Encounter on Steam™
The immersive card game launches first new encounter and developer discusses moving from free-to-play to premium
ROSEVILLE, Minnesota – Nov. 20, 2018 – Today Asmodee Digital and Fantasy Flight Interactive announced the release of the first in a series of new missions, known as Encounters, for The Lord of the Rings™: Living Card Game™ on SteamTM for PC and Mac. The first of many to come, this Encounter is an ultra-hard mission that will challenge even the best of players. Entitled, The King Of Carrion, the Encounter is available for free today for all players. In it, players will guide their Heroes through a standalone Quest that will take them to the far reaches of the Andúin and beyond, battling new enemies such as Moonlight Wights as well as returning foes such as the fearsome wargs. The Encounter’s icon will now appear on the map of Middle-earth in the Play menu.
For more information on The King of Carrion, visit the game’s news page on Steam here:
In addition to the release of The King Of Carrion Encounter, recently, Asmodee Digital and Fantasy Flight Interactive announced plans to shift the game’s economic model from free-to-play to a full premium model once the game goes into full release. Fantasy Flight Interactive’s Timothy Gerritsen had this to say about the decision, “We received a lot of constructive feedback from our communities and decided to make a change to improve the game for the community as a whole. In addition, we will continue to roll out plenty of content in the future.”
The full game will come with a suite of cards, in-game currency, and custom cosmetic items that will start adventurers off on their quest through Middle-earth.
The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game tasks players with leading a fellowship of three heroes through a series of narrative campaigns across Middle-earth as they face off against the dark forces of Sauron. Players will forge their own fellowships and build decks comprised of ally, event, and equipment cards to face challenges that test their spirit, lore, tactics, and leadership.
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About Fantasy Flight Interactive
Fantasy Flight Interactive is a digital game studio based out of Madison, Wisconsin and a subsidiary of Asmodee North America. Founded in 2017, the studio’s mission is to bring the Fantasy Flight experience to digital platforms, delivering on the innovative gameplay, immersive
gaming experiences, industry-leading customer service and top-quality game components that
define Fantasy Flight.
About Fantasy Flight Games
Fantasy Flight Games is a leading hobby game company based out of Roseville, Minnesota,
publishing a massive array of board and card games, role playing games, miniatures games, digital games, and Living Card Games®. Established in 1995, Fantasy Flight Games has earned a reputation for innovative gameplay, immersive experiences, industry-leading customer
service and top-quality game components. Many of its popular titles are based on renowned
licenses like Star Wars, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Lord of the Rings, as well as proprietary licenses such as Legend of the Five Rings, Android, and Runebound. Fantasy Flight
Games has published titles in over thirty languages and distributed to more than fifty territories.
About Asmodee Digital
Asmodee Digital, a fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, is an international publisher and distributor of digital board games with operations located in Europe, North America, and China. Asmodee Digital manages the creation, design, development, publishing, and marketing of board and card games on leading digital platforms – spanning mobile, PC, Mac, virtuality reality and consoles – for Asmodee studios as well as for third-party publishers. The current Asmodee Digital catalog includes best-selling digital games such as Catan VR, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Agricola, Mille Bornes, Pandemic, Small World 2, Mr. Jack London, Colt Express, Mysterium, Potion Explosion, Onirim, Jaipur, Spot It! Duel, Abalone, Ticket to Ride First Journey, Catan Stories, Talisman, Fighting Fantasy Legends, Smash Up and digital versions of many other well-known board games.
About Middle-earth Enterprises
Inspired by a deep appreciation for the fictional world created by J.R.R. Tolkien, Middle-earth Enterprises is dedicated to working with businesses providing quality products in accordance with best green business and sustainability practices, including fair trade, equality in the workplace, and a commitment to protect our earth, its wondrous beauty and the viability of every living creature.
The Saul Zaentz Company dba Middle-earth Enterprises, has been producing and licensing films, merchandise and stage productions based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit for more than 40 years. With headquarters located in Berkeley, California, its website may be found at www.middleearth.com.
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