Looking for the release date for Lord of the Rings: Moria? The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is the latest videogame entry in the vast Tolkien franchise, and has finally gone gold, just over a year after its initial announcement. If you’re wondering exactly when and where you can play The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, this release guide has all the details that you need to know.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria Release Date
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria has an official release date of October 24th, 2023 on the Epic Game Store as a timed exclusive. There does not appear to be a preload period, which is the norm for most EGS releases.
Dwarves rejoice! The Lord of the Rings: @ReturnToMoria has gone Mithril (Gold) & will launch for #PC via the #EpicGamesStore on 10.24! Console gamers, keep your axes at the ready, as the game will arrive for #PlayStation 5 on Dec. 5 & #Xbox Series X|S in early 2024. #LOTR pic.twitter.com/P5Ja1FpfjZ
— ONE PR Studio (@ONEPRStudio) October 19, 2023
There has not been any indication of a Steam or GOG release at this time.
When Does Return to Moria Come to Consoles?
The PS5 version of The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria has been delayed to December 5th, 2023 in order to polish the console release further.
— The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria (@ReturnToMoria) October 19, 2023
The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X releases of The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria have been set for early 2024, but no specific month or date.
Xbox Series X|S version will be coming early 2024. Exact date TBA.
— The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria (@ReturnToMoria) August 23, 2023
What Is Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria?
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is a survival-crafting game, not unlike Valheim and Minecraft. Taking on the role of a dwarf, players will delve deep into the fabled mines of Moria, nestled in the Misty Mountains. The timeline is expected to be set not long after the events of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Gameplay will consist of character survival management–hunger, thirst, warmth, and sleep. The crafting aspect will involve mining the subterranean world for resource deposits, and then building structures and forging weapons as well as armor, all in the service of fortifying your underground kingdom in order to beat back the goblins and orcs teeming in the depths.
That’s everything you need to know about the upcoming release date of The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria on PC, PlayStation5, and Xbox Series X|S. Check out our guides for some of this year’s other major releases: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 on the PS5, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder on the Nintendo Switch.