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You Shall Not Pass This LEGO Lord of the Rings Trailer

Posted by James Newton

The voice

LEGO Lord of the Rings on Wii and 3DS is happening this year, and Warner Bros. has released the first trailer of the blocky epic.

Like the earlier LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes trailer, the characters in LEGO LotR speak, with dialogue taken straight from the films. Make up your own minds about that one.

The game spans all three films and allows the usual local co-op on Wii, with handheld features yet to be fully announced. LEGO Lord of the Rings is coming to Wii, 3DS and DS this Fall.

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES AND THE LEGO GROUP REBUILD MIDDLE-EARTH BRICK BY BRICK WITH LEGO® THE LORD OF THE RINGS™

Join the Fellowship and Experience the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy As Never Before in the Latest Family-Friendly LEGO® Videogame Adventure

Burbank, Calif. – June 1, 2012 – Explore Middle-earth in an epic and thrilling LEGO videogame adventure for the entire family! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™, the latest addition to the wildly successful LEGO videogame series that brings to life the legendary fantasy saga by J.R.R. Tolkien. The game will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 system, the Wii™ system, the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system, the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, PlayStation®Vita system and PC in fall 2012.

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.”

LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes players along on the adventures of Frodo Baggins and his unlikely fellowship as they set out on a perilous journey to destroy The One Ring and save Middle-earth. Kids, tweens, teens and parents can traverse the Misty Mountains, explore the Mines of Moria, knock on the Black Gate of Mordor, and partake in epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog and other fearsome foes while harnessing the humor and imagination of LEGO gameplay to solve puzzles and explore Middle-earth. Players will take on the form of their favorite members of the fellowship – Frodo the Hobbit, Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin – as they relive the most momentous events from the films.

Developed by TT Games, the LEGO The Lord of the Rings further expands on the partnership between LEGO and Warner Brothers, who recently launched the brand new LEGO® The Lord of the Rings toy collection. The line includes seven construction sets, such as The Battle of Helms Deep!

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User Comments (39)

Shotgunryugan

#3

Shotgunryugan said:

Definitely getting it,i am in love XD

I am also glad they added voices in this Lego game too,this is a step in the right direction for the Lego franchise.

(Lego X-Men is possible)

TrueWiiMaster

#4

TrueWiiMaster said:

This looks pretty good. I might get it.

I'd rather see Lego Avengers than Lego X-men. I particularly like the idea of destroying a Lego city with Hulk, or blast holes in Lego enemies with Iron Man.

Phle

#9

Phle said:

That ring is more of a bracelet...

I still haven't tried any of the Lego games, as I think the concept seems quite lame, but if X-men, Spider-man or Hellboy ever get out I guess I would have to buy it. Not sure about this one though.

Undead_terror

#10

Undead_terror said:

so now the lego people can talk then grunt in groan,well im still getting this,but it would be cool if they had multiplayer or a battle arena so maybe you fight to the death or something

rjejr

#12

rjejr said:

So getting this, but so NOT on the Wii. We have Lego Star Wars complete on the Wii and Batman on the PS3 and I just can't take SD anymore. Doesn't help that SW is one of the worst looking Wii games, big blurry mess.
When I first saw that Balrog I thought it was an AT-ST guest appearance. Guess there's only so much Lego can do.

Burn

#13

Burn said:

Yay! A video game based on a toy, based on a movie, based on a book.

Tasuki

#14

Tasuki said:

Still not to sure if I like voices in my Lego games still cant wait for this one to come out it will be a day one purchase.

WesCash

#16

WesCash said:

I hope this is good. I'm somewhat of a LotR nerd and Lego was my childhood. I would love if this turned out to be a solid hack and slash experience like Return of the King on GC.

RudysaurusRex

#17

RudysaurusRex said:

Im getting the DS and Wii one. I love most of the other Lego games, but I love LotR so much, I need to play this everywhere I go.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#19

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I'm currently re-reading the books after 12 years. Enormous fan of the films also. Big fan of the LEGO games too. The buy is increadibly instant. I mean look at that trailer!

Rargon

#21

Rargon said:

Finally, i skipped out on the Lego Harry Potter Games, I love LOTR so I can wait for this. :D

MetalGearZelda

#23

MetalGearZelda said:

This game looks epic. I just hope they follow the books instead of the movies. I hope they don't cut out any important parts, like Tom Bambadil. I just hope this game turns out good.

MetalGearZelda

#25

MetalGearZelda said:

@pinta_vodki Well I couldn't actually imagine Lord of the Rings without voice acting. It really would be wierd playing as Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, Gimli, or Aragorn without them talking.

BulbasaurusRex

#27

BulbasaurusRex said:

Not a fan of Lord of the Rings.

I'm still waiting for Lego Back to the Future. Maybe they're saving it for an October 2015 release (complete with Kinect compatability to avoid playing a "baby's game" with your hands).:P

Sabrewing

#28

Sabrewing said:

... There is voice work in this Lego game. WHY is there voice work in this Lego game? D:

MetalGearZelda

#30

MetalGearZelda said:

@pinta_vodki I actually own Lego Star Wars 1 and 2 and I have to say that the muteness is pretty funny. However for LOTR i really don't see how it's going to work. This is because the plot moves through dialogue in both the books and movies. Without them talking, no one would actually understand what's happening. For example, no one would understand why Saruman betrays Gandalf in the beginning of the fellowship of the ring, or the actual power of the rings of power, if there was no voice acting.

ReaperX30

#31

ReaperX30 said:

I don't own any LEGO games but the ones I tried were always pretty cool. I love LOTR, the books, the movies so I'm getting it on 3DS day one!

WaxxyOne

#33

WaxxyOne said:

They put dialog in these games now? Way to completely miss the point. All of the charm that could have been in the game is completely missing because of dialog. Thanks a ton, T_T.

Sneaker13

#35

Sneaker13 said:

I love the LEGO Harry Potter games. And even though I wasn't a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings movies, I still look forward to this game.

Dreadjaws

#36

Dreadjaws said:

I actually like the fact that they're adding voices. It gives the LEGO franchise a much needed upgrade. Besides, I think the ominous voices coming from such cute characters adds to the charm rather than take away from it.

cod45

#37

cod45 said:

It looks like a good game but i do not know if i im getting it sorry how knows if im getting it i think im going to buy it it looks good for 40$

Objection

#38

Objection said:

Great use of license but I've never cared for this game series. The gameplay just bugs the hell out of me. I'll prolly pick up an IRL set though :)

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