Warner and Traveler’s Tales have announced LEGO: Lord of the Rings which will span all three of the books and films.
The game was rumored a while back, and a listing for it popped up on ShopTo earlier this month.
The game will focus on co-op, character-specific abilities, and the little Lego fellas will talk this time around with dialog taken from the films.
Here’s the official blurb from the press release:
“LEGO The Lord of the Rings is based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy and 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. Now the entire family can team up in pairs as adorable LEGO The Lord the Rings minifigures to experience countless dangers, solve riddles and battle formidable foes on their journey to Mount Doom.”
“We are huge aficionados of The Lord of the Rings franchise and are incredibly excited to put our special LEGO family-friendly touch on this classic fantasy adventure,” said Tom Stone, managing director, TT Games. “We’ve taken what fans are familiar with and love about The Lord of the Rings films and combined it with the playful LEGO style, which makes the story and gameplay accessible to gamers of all ages.”
During a recent press viewing, the Moria scene with the nasty troll was shown, along with Durin’s bane, the Balrog. The entire nine-member fellowship are playable “with a tap of a button,” according to Polygon, and dwarf tossing is part of gameplay as well. Poor Gimli.
You can watch a trailer for it below.
LEGO: Lord of the Rings will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, 3DS, PC, and Vita this fall.