Lego: Lord of the Rings hits Nov. 13

Adaptation of Peter Jackson's films now available for 3DS, DS, and PS Vita; coming to consoles and PC next month; Lord of the Rings Online available for Mac this week.

The Fellowship will be assembled again next month on consoles. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that Lego: Lord of the Rings is available today for 3DS, DS, and PlayStation Vita in North America, with a launch for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and PC slated for November 13. The game will debut in Europe ten days later on November 23.

Lego: Lord of the Rings is based on Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy and will follow the storylines of each film, using dialogue from the movies. Unlike the Lego Harry Potter franchise, which was split over two games, the entire Lord of the Rings saga will be told in one entry.

The game follows Frodo Baggins and the unlikely fellowship that sets out from Rivendell on a dangerous journey to destroy The One Ring and bring peace to Middle-earth. Throughout Lego: Lord of the Rings, players will enter the Mines of Moria, climb the Misty Mountains, and battle orcs, uruk-hai, and the nasty balrog.

In keeping with the staples of the Lego franchise, Lego: Lord of the Rings will be peppered with lighthearted interpretations of the source material, with gamers tasked with solving puzzles along the way. Character players featured in the game include Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Sam, Merry, and Pippin.

In other Middle-earth news, Lord of the Rings Online is coming to Mac five years after the game launched in 2007. Speaking to The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Turbine vice president of product development Craig Alexander announced that a Mac client for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game will be available sometime this week.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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29 comments
tgwolf
tgwolf

LOOK WORLD I'M GIVING PRAISE TO A GAME! That said, also notice to which class of game I am giving the thumbs up, it should mean something. And no, not just a Lego game, the goodness runs deeper.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Ten days later for Europe?! BAH! Oh well, I has ACIII to keep me entertained :D

iAmristar
iAmristar

I want a LEGO Street Fighter.

glhx1rush
glhx1rush

When are we going to get a Lego: Monty Python and The Holy Grail ?

chappy_man
chappy_man

Could be fun not sure how i feel about lego talking  though hahaha, Looks good still

 

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

I can't wait. :D

 

And since I'll still be playing this system to be mentioned, I'm getting the Wii version (c'mon, it's not like any LEGO game misses TOO much from the HD versions, outside of HD and achievements, which don't mean much at all to me).

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

I want a Lego Adventures of Tintin game.

servb0ts
servb0ts

Where the Hell is Final Fantasy Leggos? FF been around way longer than LOTR.

BruceWayneJr
BruceWayneJr

"Unlike the Lego Harry Potter franchise, which was split over two games, the entire Lord of the Rings saga will be told in one entry."

 

You mean without The Hobbit, which will probably get its own game(s) later on.

marinelli2000
marinelli2000

I think a scooby-doo lego game would be really fun.

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

Nice, lego games are always great, expecially co-op. I was just thinking the other day what would make a good lego game?? I think Xmen should be their next one.

SNESMaster420
SNESMaster420

The Vita version should be here today from Gamefly. I am curious as to whether or not it is another crappy 3DS port like Lego Batman 2 was. If so, that is super duper lame. I hope it is the same experience as the console version, but I am sure that is wishful thinking.

dylan417
dylan417

Seems like a perfect fit for the LEGO series, really enjoyed the Harry Potter ones.

barren167
barren167

LotR seals it as a purchase from me, just because. The hard part's deciding the platform...

pezbear1975
pezbear1975

Looking forward to playing this. Hopefully my copy i ordered from Amazon on the Vita will b here tomorrow... Then just wait for the 360 adaptation to come...

RatedRranger
RatedRranger

Never played a Lego game but I'm looking forward to this.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

My kids will love this. I'll have to get it for them for Christmas :)

Raggi_Boy
Raggi_Boy

you just cant be too mature to play these games

SolidTy
SolidTy

What started as a joke I made years ago, is now a game I will be buying this year.

 

Lady and kids will be excited.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

I thought this was gonna come out yesterday...oh well....still gonna pick it up,love the lego games.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

 @servb0ts LOTR>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FF. If I knew how to throw a mobius strip in there with all the greater than symbols I would.

Bimdeman
Bimdeman

 @servb0ts Aside from the fact that LOTR is over 50 years old, the Lego games tend to base themselves upon movies. Who really wants a load of games to be remade to look like Lego?

BuBsay
BuBsay

 @servb0ts ... What?

 

Lord of the rings was written in the 50's.

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

 @BruceWayneJr

 If there is a Lego: The Hobbit game, they should have Leonard Nimoy's song "The Balad of Bilbo Baggins" playing on the title screen!

 

In the middle of the Earth, in the land of the Shire

Lived a brave little Hobbit whom we all admire!