A new 'Lord of the Rings' multiplayer RPG is on the way.

Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

The latest game to be based on the literary trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein was first announced last year, but in a new update, it has been revealed the game - which is still yet to have a title - will be an MMO RPG.

Amazon Game Studios announced it is teaming up with Leyou Technologies and its Athlon Games label to create the free-to-play game, which is set to give fans an "immersive" look into the 'Lord of the Rings' world.

In a press release, Amazon said: "The game will give fans around the globe a new, immersive game experience for epic exploration of the vast world of Tolkien."

As of the time of writing, there are no story details available, but Amazon has confirmed that this project is separate from the 'Lord of the Rings' TV show also in development at the company.

Middle-earth Enterprises, which controls the non-literary rights to Tolkien's work, is also involved with the game, and is excited about the venture.

In a statement, brand and licensing boss Fredrica Drotos said: "Who among us hasn't wanted to take part in an epic adventure. More than 60 years after the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring, we're delighted that Amazon Game Studios has partnered with Leyou to bring their respective expertise to build a much anticipated game that will immerse us in the beloved, epic world of Middle-earth, envisioned by Professor Tolkien."

The title is being made for console and PC, but there is no release date yet.