Return to Moria: The Lord of the Rings

Few franchises have stood the test of time as well as the Lord of the Rings, which is why even in 2023 fans of Middle Earth will get a whole new look at the lore that brought the stories to life. The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria transports players to the Fourth Age of Middle Earth to help a company of dwarves reclaim the lost treasures of Moria. If this sounds like your kind of game, read on to find out when the Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria release date is!

Return to Moria is set to be the first survival crafting game in the LotR franchise’s history, providing a whole new experience to a more niche audience. You’ll be tasked with various responsibilities from resource management to ensuring your company is well-rested as you dig through the mountains, collect precious metals, and ward off enemies in combat.

If you’re curious to learn more about the Return to Moria release date and some key features, stick around! We’ve got you covered.

An image of the mines of Moria from The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria

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Credit: FreeRange Games

Dwarf tossing is strictly forbidden in Moria

When is the Return to Moria release date?

Thankfully, Lord of the Rings fans won’t need to wait long before Return to Moria hits the shelves. The game is scheduled for release on October 24, 2023! However, this will only apply to digital PC and PlayStation 5 platforms.

A physical copy for PS5 will follow suit on December 5, 2023, but Xbox gamers will unfortunately have to wait a while longer. While no concrete date has been announced, the team at FreeRange Games let us all know that Return to Moria is set to be released on Xbox Series X|S in early 2024.

PC and Digital PS5 release



The release date info pretty much tells you all you need to know about the platforms that Return to Moria will be available on. Unfortunately, it’s not coming to the older-gen PS4 and Xbox One consoles, but it will be available at varying times on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.


A gameplay trailer was released for Return to Moria that gave us a sneak peek at what to expect from the game, which is far more than just swinging a pickaxe. The trailer gave us a snippet of the combat, building, and exploration facets of the title. Take a look at the trailer below:


As per the official website of Return to Moria, there are plenty of features that make the game deeper than it may have first appeared. For starters, the game will feature a wealth of building features. You can build bases, recover and restore landmarks of old, and even reignite the fires of long-lost forges for rewards.

Combat and exploration are also taken into consideration in Return to Moria, which is evident in the game’s features. You are able to craft a wealth of Dwarven tools and weapons to help protect your company from ambushes and you’ll be rewarded for searching the mines for treasures. There are a plethora of magic artefacts waiting to be uncovered, not to mention the precious metals and jewels eager to meet the edge of your pickaxe.

That’s all you need to know about the release of the Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria. But stay tuned, more content on the game is coming soon!


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