LEGO The Lord of the Rings announced

Word of it leaked a while back, but Warner Bros today finally announced LEGO The Lord of the Rings, bringing the movie trilogy to video games in plasticised form.

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It's that magical time of the year, when publishers reveal their poorly kept secrets and we politely gasp in surprise. This morning was Warner Bros.' turn to shock and amaze, announcing LEGO The Lord of the Rings for every platform under the sun. Yes, Frodo and the gang are off to Mount Doom, in LEGO form.

You'll get to bash monsters, solve puzzles, jump onto platforms, and generally adventure with fellowship members including Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Sam, Merry, and Pippin. All the gang!

The game's based upon the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, going from The Fellowship of the Ring, through The Two Towers, and capping off with The Return of the King.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings is slated for a fall 2012 launch on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, 3DS and Vita. TT Games is once again developing.

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    June 1, 2012 9:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, LEGO The Lord of the Rings announced.

    Word of it leaked a while back, but Warner Bros today finally announced LEGO The Lord of the Rings, bringing the movie trilogy to video games in plasticised form.

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      June 1, 2012 9:34 AM

      Yay, something for the Christmas wish-list.

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      June 1, 2012 9:45 AM

      Weird - they're actually going to talk. Looking forward to this. :D

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      June 1, 2012 10:03 AM

      Man, Travellers Tales are making BANK from all these games. Well earned though. Just funny to think they were around in the Genesis days making fun little platformers.

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        June 1, 2012 11:22 AM

        Lesson: You don't have to break new ground to make $$. Just make fun games people want to play.

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          June 1, 2012 11:59 AM

          That lesson applies so well to the LEGO games, too. I'm the first person to lambaste them for not breaking new ground in... forever, it feels like. But the appeal of the LEGO games lies in getting near total freedom to play in your favorite properties. Star Wars fans have their trilogies and can mix and match characters from each, creating dream matches like Darth Maul versus Darth Vader and Luke tagging along with an in-his-prime Obi Wan; whereas Batman fans like myself can putter around the Bat-cave and squeal with delight when we unlock fan-favorite characters like Bane.

          In short, all the LEGO games are the same, but there's one for every gamer out there, which is pretty cool.

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      June 1, 2012 10:04 AM

      This makes me happy.

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      June 1, 2012 11:21 AM

      AWESOME !!!!!

      been waiting for this announcement since the first rumours started doing the rounds..

      and for the first time (as far as i know) Travellers Tales have used dialogue in their Lego titles !!! sense of humour is still retained, always nice to see that..

      cant wait now.... drooling already :)

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      June 1, 2012 11:28 AM

      After helping build all the LOTR sets, I have to say, I am SUPER excited for this!! I can't wait!!

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      June 1, 2012 11:55 AM

      YOU SHALL NOT PASS.....(crumbling LEGO pieces)

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      June 1, 2012 11:57 AM

      I dunno if I like the voices :( I always enjoyed how everything was done with animation and body language before.

      Plus this seems to take a more serious tone. For me all the other lego games were fun cause they were pretty funny.

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      June 1, 2012 12:01 PM

      YES, Vita!

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      June 1, 2012 12:18 PM

      Cmon, TT - do Lego Matrix next!

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      June 1, 2012 12:19 PM

      they need to make the Balrog/gandoff standoff a set

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      June 1, 2012 1:33 PM

      Sweet - perfect for Xmas.

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      June 1, 2012 2:51 PM

      Can't wait for Lego Game of Thrones. Rated M for Mature.

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      June 1, 2012 8:19 PM

      WTF! Why are they talking???

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      June 1, 2012 10:01 PM

      Didn't you all notice that they're talking in the new Lego Batman game?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0OnKrKKHL0

      Both of these games actually look terrific - and I haven't really enjoyed a Lego game since the second Star Wars one.

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        June 1, 2012 10:10 PM

        oh man, so many hours with the boy playing lego batman. he's gonna make me play that one for sure.

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      June 2, 2012 12:12 PM

      This looks great! :)
      I haven't played a LEGO game yet, but I've heard they are just plain fun. Can't wait to play this.

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      June 3, 2012 4:04 AM

      LEGO games are great, although a bit buggy!! SW ones freezes on my Xbox. Went to a forum and I am not the only one. Anyway, I am sure I will buy this one. My girls loves them, so do I.

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