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LEGO Lord of the Rings video game coming!

by admin on July 3, 2012

in LEGO Games & Apps

(Written by Nathan K. – ntk743)

After releasing the first wave of LEGO Lord of the Rings sets, LEGO will also add the highly anticipated LEGO Lord of the Rings video-game, scheduled to be released this fall.

Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, the LEGO Lord of the Rings video-game follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, taking players through the epic story events reimagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO play. Here is the trailer for the game:

Trusted with the dangerous task to destroy an ancient magical ring that threatens all that is good, Frodo is forced to leave his peaceful home. But the ring wants to be found and the road to Mount Doom – the only place where it can be destroyed – will be perilous and riddled with Orcs and fouler things.

To help Frodo, a Fellowship is formed; Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry, and Pippin. Players relive the legend through the LEGO minifigures, as they explore wonders, solve timeless riddles, and overcome endless foes in their quest to destroy the Ring.

Kids, tweens, teens and parents can traverse the Misty Mountains, explore the Mines of Moria, knock on the Black Gate of Mordor, and partake in epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog and other fearsome foes while harnessing the humor and imagination of LEGO gameplay to solve puzzles and explore Middle-earth. Players will take on the form of their favorite members of the fellowship as they relive the most momentous events from the films.

  • Explore all of the open-world of Middle-Earth and experience epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog, the Witch-king, and other fearsome creatures.
  • Wield the power of the Palantír or Seeing-Stone (‘one that looks far-away’), and jump between multiple storylines.
  • Experience the LEGO Lord of the Rings heroes come to life in an all new way, as they deliver the dialogue from the films.
  • Collect, combine and forge new items in the Blacksmith Shop using Mithril, the most precious metal in Middle-earth.
  • Discover and unlock over more than 60 playable characters, including Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, and many others.
  • Collect and use a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Earendil, Elven rope, swords, and bows.
  • Play with family and friends with easy access drop-in, drop-out gameplay option.

This is the second video game from LEGO with an open-world environment, and also the second LEGO game with talking minifigures; in this case with voice and words directly taken from the Lord of the Rings movies! Here is an interview with Nick Ricks, executive producer for the LEGO Lord of the Rings video-game, including lots of demos from the game:

The game is RP (Ratings Pending) for now, but most LEGO video-games are rated E10+ (Everyone-Ten-And-Up), so that’s what I expect this game to be rated as well.

The Lord of the Rings video-game is going to be available for Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PC, and PlayStation. Depending on which gaming-platform you use will determine the price.

The LEGO Lord of the Rings video-game should come out this October, but Toys’R’Us and some other retailers may carry it earlier then the official release date. You can also pre-order the game on Amazon!

With this new video-game by LEGO, you can be a Lord of the Rings hero! A scary, dangerous, and exciting mission awaits you… are you ready to join the quest? What do you think? Share your thoughts below! 😉

Also, this is my second post at theBrickBlogger, and I’m a KFOL (Kid-Fan-of-LEGO). My first post was The Future of LEGO Ninjago. Your comments and feedback are appreciated. :D

For more LEGO Lord of the Rings news, reviews and discussions, check out the LEGO Lord of the Rings section, or select from recent posts below:

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nace10 July 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Hmm… I might have to buy this. Nice post!

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ntk743 July 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Thanks

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lego old republic July 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

getting this

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Jacob July 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

“Kids, tweens, teens and parents-” I guess I go then…
Anyways, I had a discussion with another fan about LEGO Batman 2. He said that the voices really added to the gameplay, but was not certain about them in the LotR game, as the story is already there, and it might be difficult to add LEGO’s humor while sticking with the same script. Not saying it will be bad, but it will certainly be interesting seeing how they try and do this.

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admin July 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Jacob, good point! We shell see. Perhaps they could hire the actors to add some lines of funnies here and there. 😉

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legodoughnut July 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

wow i might be getting this for my birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

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legolotr (Nick) July 3, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Because its your birthday, and you wants it! (sorry, had to do that).

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Shade Snake July 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM

AWESOME! I am going to get this for my cousins this christmas!

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Chris of Yoda Archives July 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Want that but hardly have time to game lately.

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Chris of Yoda Archives July 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

The day before I made the above comment I stored away most my consoles. I had to move them out of my infant son reach so everything went inside the cabinets. The next day I got an email notice that I won something from Brisk Tea. I won an x-box 360 Star Wars edition. It arrived today. So now I know I’ll have to save up for this game and some of the other LEGO games.

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admin July 27, 2012 at 9:06 AM

You won an X-Box???!!! Congratulations!!! Have fun playin’! 😉

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Chris of Yoda Archives July 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Thanks, I’m going to hit the used games stores for some of the older LEGO games. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman maybe. I’ll get LOTR when it is released. But I’ll be looking and hoping for a mini-fig like they did for Batman2.

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admin July 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Yeah, a special game-version of a LOTR minifig would be sweet! 😀

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pythor953 July 3, 2012 at 1:27 PM

OMG! minifigs have voices! The lego harry potter games didn’t work well without the voices but now they have in one of the most awesome movie based games ever. this is a great step forward.

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Jasper July 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Man I wish it could work for a PC because I don’t have a Wii or PS3 or anything like that. Only an iPod touch, a few iPhones and a couple MacBook Pros.

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4 Headed Dragon September 16, 2012 at 2:07 AM

I’m sure they’ll have it for pc.

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nace10 July 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Hey guys, made a site, nace10.wordpress.com, witch is going to have some devotion to LEGO. Please comment so I can have some support on making some more articles.

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Chris of Yoda Archives July 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Change your website link when you comment here that way we only have to click to visit the site. Plus people with a wordpress blog can click follow and see you in their blog reader.

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legostuff71 July 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

thanks for the info. can’t wait to get it.

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CeciliaRH July 5, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS OTO COME OUT!!!!!!

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zane zx July 9, 2012 at 5:18 PM

cool post

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ntk743 July 11, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Thanks!

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Chris of Yoda Archives August 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

http://www.lordofthebrick.com/2012/08/elrond-avec-le-jeu-video-lego-lord-of-the-rings-special-edition/
Brick set shares news from lordofthebrick.com(french site) that Amazon.de(german) LOTR:Lego special edition will have a minifig.

“We discover that the minifig of Elrond will be delivered in the collector’s edition bonus in the game”
Hope it’s with the US version.

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Chris of Yoda Archives August 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Previous rumor it would be Gandalf The White. Either one would be cool. I don’t know if when the add a figure to a game, the fig is sold in all countries. Was the batman 2/Lex Luthor set sold everywhere?

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