Lego Lord of the Rings hits this fall

[UPDATE] New Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, 3DS, Vita, and PC game arriving later this year, will be based on motion picture trilogy; Warner Bros. confirms voice acting.

J.R.R. Tolkien's legendary Lord of the Rings fantasy tome will come to life in a new way this fall. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today formally announced Lego Lord of the Rings for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and PC.

Just how many times can you destroy "The One Ring," anyway?

Due out this fall, Lego Lord of the Rings will be based on Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy and will follow the storylines of each film. 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.

The game's first trailer features full voice acting, a design departure from past installments.

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Warner Bros. representative told GameSpot the game will feature voice acting taken from the films.

"The dialogue is taken from the films themselves and will be used throughout the game," reads the statement.

Lego Lord of the Rings is in development at franchise shop Traveller's Tales. The game was first unveiled earlier this month by inserts found within the new line of Lego Lord of the Rings toys.

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94 comments
Orbitz89
Orbitz89

Probably the first 'Lego' Game i'm interested in since the very first Lego Star Wars..

TechGamer118
TechGamer118

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSS

 

gamebeartough
gamebeartough

Where is the LEGO James Bond, Matrix, Transformers, Superman, SIM CITY, and Freddy Krueger games already. That's 7 ideas right there. Come on, Traveller's Tales. What the Hell is going on in that building?!

PsiPhiTy1
PsiPhiTy1

I would LOVE to see the recent past "Legos Battles'  for the DSi made over into a 'Lord of the Rings' Lego Battle System..... version,

 

There would be more than just the story line but add online lego realtime- strategy battles, that would rock.. I would have to buy one for each platform I owned...

DARREN636
DARREN636

they should make a lego LEGO game, or maybe a lego- my nan game in which you have to visit an old relative but dodge the bad tea and hariy kisses.... lego sticklebrick game, lego sonic, lego mario, lego legolas.... i could go on , and it sure seems that lego games will.  what a load of tosh.  LEGO - THE GOOD WIFE? LEGO MAD MEN?  ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

dgallo911
dgallo911

Does anyone know if this will be playable online like star wars and indiana jones 2?

 

SLAMMIN23
SLAMMIN23

is this one open world like lego batman 2?

robbob8888
robbob8888

I can not wait for this game to come out. I am a HUGE LOTR fan!

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

FINALLY! I have been waiting for them to do this trilogy forever. I can't wait!

belozey
belozey

We all know The Hobbit game will follow this.

tukulu
tukulu

i love lego games, but lotr lego will be best.. :)

vsnake48
vsnake48

YESSSS!!!! YESSSS!!! YESSS!!!!!!

 

sorry been waiting for news this good for a while.

stjimmy222
stjimmy222

Actually really excited for this one. Love all the Lego games.

garginator850
garginator850

Lego star wars was so much fun, I hope this will be as good

kuwakcai
kuwakcai

LEGO Diablo 3 is a must. Make it happen.

okassar
okassar

Lego Transformers. Do it.

leftnotracks
leftnotracks

Fingers crossed that the voice acting is for the trailer only. The lack of speech in earlier Lego games is one of their great strengths. It capitalizes on the player's familiarity with the source, but separates the original story from the liberties taken for the game. It is a brilliant affectation and requires good writing and modelling to tell the story.

 

My favourite is the Death Star commander crying it ROTJ when Darth Vader dresses him down.

ricky_77
ricky_77

Finally!!! I was waiting for this for years!!!

TripSolidBounty
TripSolidBounty

I've been waiting for a good looking Lego game Indiana Jones and Harry Potter were so boring. And Batman was okay. I want a lego game as fun as the old star wars ones.

QOSMSTR
QOSMSTR

Sounds like a good idea. Cant wait to see some gameplay!

MrSelf-Destruct
MrSelf-Destruct

If they are going to do every franchise Warner Bros. owns, they should go ahead with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  A Transformer one would be cool, too, if they can get the rights of Activision. 

44montana97
44montana97

hmm..... this is the first lego game iv been interested in for awhile now, they are all fun, just some are better than others

legend1998
legend1998

lego gta would really be good... or maybe lego call of duty

GLaDoSxxx
GLaDoSxxx

I've been saying they need to make a LEGO LoTR for years now. 

LordCronog
LordCronog

J. R. R. Tolkien must be rolling in his grave.

redness19
redness19

I don't understand the fascination with this Lego games. I liked Lego as much as any kid but I always had zero interest in any of these Lego games. I am frankly amazed they do as well as they do.

Gorakka
Gorakka

Looks great... oh wait it's made of Lego...

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Finally a good Lego game concept. Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter were awful.

Regression
Regression

I have been saying they needed to do this for at least 5 years, and when they made Harry Potter I thought I was screwed.  Thank the bejeezus they came to their senses.  I'm all over this.  Yes, the voices may remove some of the charm but I think they can pull it off.

blacklab421
blacklab421

*watched the trailer* Wow... that was just like the movie only with legos and light humor! No sarcasm intended, as I am glad to see they are keeping with the cinematic style of the films while bringing their own touch to the table. 

elbauto
elbauto

I was actually waiting for it since 5 years.And now I'm really ansious BUT what's that Gandalf's voice?Come on!Get a better voice.Hire the original actor(Ian McKellen)Yeah,Magneto and Gandalf.I think it's going to be very funny.I'll surely buy it

Legendaryscmt
Legendaryscmt

The voice acting looks so strange on a LEGO game. The grunts and hums were part of the reason why the LEGO games had charm.

woodyfr
woodyfr

 @Bad-School-Girl Does someone force you to buy them ?

They are all very good and fun games and perfect for kids.

jayjay444
jayjay444

 @redness19 lego is going out of fashion, so they had to come up with some thing and lego games is what they came up with. in my opinion there fun games and u know the kids can play them without u worrying what there playing. 

bernstein1986
bernstein1986

 @redness19 they are marketed towards a younger audience and many times they coincide with LEGO sets that are currently being released. They are solid games for kids becuase they are well made, entertaining, and they contain enough violence to be fun but are in no way gory.

raichou
raichou

 @XboxGuy1537 I agree Lego POC was kinda dodgy but Lego Harry Potter was pretty good u know. 

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

@XboxGuy1537 I thought Harry Potter was a good one.

Avaniar
Avaniar

 @elbauto

 Errr I rather think that was Sir Ian  McKellen. I think it may have come out rather strangely, because it was a "clip", but I think it was him Nad I for one am rather looking forward to having a Lego game with voices, especially his one. Although I must agree, use them sparringly.

Avaniar
Avaniar

 @alainsaurus

 YEah I think WB has rights do DC universe, not Marvel, so at best, you could hope for a Lego Batman the animated series ou Lego Justice League, or such.