You will not go through a season.
The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War launches on September 23 for all of Europe, America, Oceania and Southeast Asia.
This mobile game is the work of NetEase Games, the Chinese company working with Blizzard on the Diablo Immortal mobile game, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is an officially licensed mobile strategy game based on the books by JRR Tolkien and the films by Peter Jackson.
In the game, you build armies and expand territories as you search for the One Ring. It takes place in the Third Age of Middle-earth (the one in which the Lord of the Rings trilogy takes place) and features famous franchise characters such as Aragorn and Elrond.
You can choose to be good or bad, on the Communities or the Bands side. There is a tile-based map design that you fight over to expand your territory. Each victory requires another coin, each defeat loses land.
Your time with the game is divided into seasons. At the end of the season, the faction that dispels four evil factions and occupies Dol Guldur wins.
Lord of the Rings: Rise to War has been available as a progressive launch for a while, so there’s a lot of gameplay online. The video below, from the YouTube channel Techzamazing, offers a good overview of what to expect (I didn’t expect to hear Gandalf say “you just got a Ring Point and can now spend it to unlock this Ring Tech”).
It sounds a lot to me like many Territory Tactics games available on mobile right now. Oddly enough, NetEase has announced that it may arrive on other platforms in the future as well, claiming in a Tweeter: “The game will launch on mobile platforms first. Stay tuned for more exciting news.”