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.
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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.
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.