Electronic Arts is the latest partner to acquire the rights to produce a series of games based on the coming LORD OF THE RINGS films. At this point, the company is at work creating games for multiple gaming platforms.
In addition, New Line previously sealed a deal with Riot Entertainment. Riot will produce games for personal data assistants and cell phones.
Making this even more potentially confusing, though, is Sierra Studios' own LORD OF THE RINGS projects, which will feature multiple platform console and PC videogames based on the literary versions of J.R.R. Tolkien's THE HOBBIT as well as LORD OF THE RINGS. Sierra's FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING 3-D adventure game will be available for MIcrosoft's Xbox in time to coincide with the release of the movie of the same name.