LEGO Lord of the Rings features crafting, open-world, twilight world of the Ringwraiths

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 16:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

LEGO Lord of the Rings details have been sent over by Warner, and unsurprisingly, the game will be an open-world affair. How it could it not be – it takes place in Middle-earth after all.

The game will feature battles with many of the evil denizens of Tolkien’s tome, such as: orcs, Uruk-hai, the infamous Balrog, the Witch-king, and “other fearsome creatures.” But not on DS, according to the fact sheet.

Players will be able to don The One Ring and enter the twilight world of the Ringwraiths; collect, combine and forge new items in the Blacksmith Shop using Mithril; collect famous weapons and magical items such as the Light of Earendil, Elven rope, swords, and bows; and as previously reported, players can unlock over 80 playable characters.

Familiar fellowship characters from the movies and books include: Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin.

Players will also “relive the legend” through LEGO minifigure characters delivering the dialogue from the films – which will include voice-overs from some of the actors.

LEGO Lord of the Rings will feature drop-in, drop-out co-op on consoles when it releases in October.

The game will be available on 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 and Vita.