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AVAILABLE IN THE UK ON THE 23RD OF NOVEMBER LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS ARRIVES ON XBOX 360, PS3, WII, DS, 3DS, PS VITA AND PC
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and the LEGO Group today announced the launch trailer of  LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft,
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS™, PS®Vita and Windows PC.


Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO  The Lord of the Rings takes players on an epic journey through Middle-earth as they take the form of their favourite members of the Fellowship and relive momentous events from the films. 

 

LEGO The Lord of the Rings Launch Date

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games proudly announce that LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™, will be available in stores in the UK on Friday November 23rd for the PlayStation®3 system, the PlayStation® Vita system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii™ system, Windows PC, the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.

In LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™, family members of all ages can assume the role of their favourite Fellowship members in LEGO form as they embark on an epic and thrilling adventure to save Middle-earth.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings is based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy and relives the Fellowship’s astonishing adventure across the imaginative world created by J.R.R. Tolkien, but with the added fun, humour and creativity that fans can expect from the LEGO videogame franchise.
 

LEGO The Lord of the Rings – Villains Character Render

Due out this Autumn,  LEGO® The Lord of the Rings will let family members of all ages relive the unforgettable tale of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and experience the most epic LEGO adventure yet. From the lumbering Cave Troll to the haunting Nazgul, there’s no end to the variety of foes players will have to face on their path to destroy the One Ring.  While the Fellowship may have taken up the great task to save Middle-earth, TT Games has taken up the creative challenge to recreate it. This new developer diary is the first in a series of videos in which TT Games reveals how LEGO®The Lord of the Rings is perhaps one of most cinematic videogames they have created to date.
  
LEGO  The Lord of the Rings  Developer Diary #1: Recreating Middle-earth:http://games.premiercomms.com/pics.asp?i=1242
  

   LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS (3DS, DS, PC, PS3, PSV, Wii, X360)

LEGO Lord of the Rings Key Art

In the Third Age, an unlikely hero stepped forward to carry a heavy burden and help bring an end to Sauron and The One Ring. At the Counsel of Elrond in Rivendell, nine heroes banded together to form the Fellowship of the Ring and embark on an unforgettable journey through Middle-earth.

This autumn, the Fellowship gathers again in LEGO® The Lord of the Rings, the next great adventure from TT Games that combines the humour and imagination of LEGO play with the beloved The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy. Now you can share the entire fellowship with your readers by downloading a new piece of artwork released today by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

The LEGO The Lord of the Rings Fellowship high res artwork (approx 100Mb) can be downloaded from

https://www.yousendit.com/download/TEhXL0dHRStRYSs1eDhUQw

Please note that the art is layered and accompanying character profiles include:

Frodo Baggins   A small and quiet Hobbit from Bag End, Frodo is entrusted to bring the One Ring to Mount Doom and destroy it forever.  In spite of his noble spirit, he starts to feel the terrible powers of the One Ring and the danger of the fearsome creatures who hunt him.  With the help of his friends in the Fellowship, Frodo must bravely carry this heavy burden to save Middle-earth.

In-Game Abilities:  Phial of Galadriel to act as a light in dark places. Elven cloak that camouflages the wearer. Wields Sting.  Possesses the One Ring which, when worn, accesses the Wraith-world of the Nazgῠl.

Samwise Gamgee (Sam)    Sam is Frodo’s gardener who loves poetry and his frying pan.  With a brave heart and high spirits, he is chosen by Gandalf to accompany Frodo on his quest.  Sam makes a promise not to lose his best friend, but evil powers will test his loyalty to Frodo.

In-Game Abilities:  Has a tinder box to start fires, sleek Elven rope to explore new areas, and ability to grow spectacular flowers and vines.

Gandalf    A warm and wise Wizard, Gandalf is the leader of the Fellowship of the Ring and dedicated to defeating Sauron.  Initially known as Gandalf the Grey, he delights his Hobbit friends with fireworks when he visits The Shire.  He returns after an epic duel with a Balrog to become a more powerful Wizard known as Gandalf the White.

In-Game Abilities:  Has a magical staff that can lift and build LEGO objects, provide light in dark places and shoot out bolts of energy.

Aragorn   Known merely as a Ranger of the North, Aragorn is actually a descendant of ancient kings and heir to the throne of Gondor.  Masterful with the sword, this great warrior leads the Fellowship of the Ring when Gandalf the Grey was defeated by the Balrog.  In joining Frodo in his quest, Aragorn also comes closer to his fate.

In-Game Abilities: Possesses Andúril, the sword which bestows magical powers. Uncovers and follows the tracks of friends and foes alike

Legolas   An Elven Prince, Legolas joined the Fellowship as a representative of his people.  His agility and skill in archery is unmatched.  Because of the old feud between Elves and Dwarves, Legolas and Gimli are often found trying to outdo each other.

In-Game Abilities:  Amazing sharp-shooter with his bow. Possesses extreme agility and balance.

Gimli   As a representative of the Dwarves, Gimli is a mighty warrior always ready to draw his broad axes in battle.  He is proud and strong.  Gimli is not particularly good at riding horses and dislikes being tossed around—except when absolutely necessary.   

In-game Abilities:  Shatters LEGO rocks with his mighty axe.

Boromir    Boromir is the strong and honourable commander of Gondor’s army.  He is also next in line to serve as steward of Gondor as the true heir to throne has not returned. Dedicated to defending his people, he is tempted to take the One Ring from Frodo and wield its powers to protect Gondor.

In-Game Abilities Uses the Horn of Gondor to deafen enemies. Broad shield protects him from enemy attacks.

Merry and Pippin   Frodo’s Hobbit friends from Bag End, Merry and Pippin joined the quest to destroy the One Ring.  Playful and mischievous, they often get into trouble to Gandalf’s dismay.  But they must now give up their second breakfasts to go on this dangerous journey and learn to wield a sword to protect their friends.

In-Game Abilities:  Access to Hobbit holes, and crawl spaces. Elven cloak that camouflages the wearer.

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