Kabam announced that they have agreed with Warner Bros. to develop and operate two multiplayer strategy games based on the upcoming film The Hobbit. The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, for mobile devices and The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age, for web browsers, both launch in the Fall, with beta sign ups available at Kabam.com.

The Hobbit films are among the most anticipated entertainment launches of all time,” said Kevin Chou, CEO, Kabam. “Kabam’s unique ability to blend the art of game design and the science of free-to-play distribution makes us a natural fit to partner with Warner Bros to deliver thrilling games via the Web and mobile devices for The Hobbit film fans around the world.”

“We are very pleased to work with Kabam in creating immersive free-to-play online games on massive scales across multiple platforms,” added Greg Ballard, SVP of Digital Games at Warner. “Kabam’s Armies of the Third Age and Kingdoms of Middle-earth will be an excellent way for The Hobbit film fans around the world to delve more into the iconic story and interact with the characters in the universe.”