Warner launches free Hobbit browser game

The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age is now available to play for free in browsers.

The Facebook game is developed by Kabam and draws heavily on the license recently popularised by the first of Peter Jackson’s films.

It’s the second game to be released via the collaboration between Warner and Kabam following last year’s iOS and Android title The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth.

We’re eager to bring The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age to the millions of Middle-earth fans who engage online,” Warner Interactive’s senior VP of digital games Greg Ballard stated. The Facebook and browser-based portals are key locations where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film fans can regularly engage with Middle-earth in a shared interactive environment.”

Facebook’s director of games Sean Ryan added: "The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age from Kabam and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is a great example of the type of high quality games being built on Faceboo.

Kabam’s first strategy game Kingdoms of Camelot launched on Facebook in 2009 and became a major franchise, and we’re excited to see Kabam build their latest game on Facebook. As the Facebook games ecosystem grows, we look forward to seeing more highly engaging experiences from Kabam."

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