Burbank, Calif. – October 30, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games proudly announce the launch of LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™, available in stores today across North America for the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system, the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and for the PS®Vita system. Now family members of all ages can assume the role of their favorite Fellowship members in LEGO form as they embark on an epic and thrilling adventure to save Middle-earth. LEGO The Lord of the Rings will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PS®Vita system, the Wii™ system and Windows PC on November 13, 2012.
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, humor and creativity that fans can expect from the LEGO videogame franchise. Featuring dialogue from the films, players will experience the same cinematic thrills and excitement they witnessed in the award-winning film series. Whether longtime fans, or newcomers to the The Lord of the Rings saga, family members of all ages will undoubtedly enjoy the humorous, playful touch that TT Games has imparted upon this epic story.
“With LEGO The Lord of the Rings, we are taking players on a truly remarkable adventure that is more epic than any they’ve experienced before in a LEGO game,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “The game has a wonderful cast of characters, dramatic battles, and amazing locations, all of which bring The Lord of the Rings story to life in a uniquely LEGO way that the entire family will enjoy together.”
LEGO The Lord of the Rings marks the first time younger gamers will be fully immersed into the The Lord of the Rings lore, and experience Middle-earth with the humor and imagination of LEGO gameplay. 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. They will be able to partake in the iconic Helms Deep Battle, run around The Shire, escape the fiery pits of Mount Doom, and battle against Shelob, the Nazgűl, and the Ringwraiths in a special mode in the game, all the while solving puzzles, collecting and using a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Eӓrendil, Elven rope, swords, and bows.
Family and friends will enjoy exploring Middle-earth together through the easy access drop-in, drop-out gameplay option available on the consoles, as well as the wireless play available on the Nintendo 3DS and PS®Vita. Together they can discover and unlock more than 85 playable characters, including some fan favorites such as Arwen Evenstar, Sauron the Dark Lord of Mordor, and Lurtz armed with the Mithril Cluster Bow.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings is rated “E10+” for everyone 10 and older by the ESRB and is now available for the Nintendo DS for the suggested retail price of $29.99 (U.S.), and for the Nintendo 3DS and the PS®Vita for the suggested retail price of $39.99 each (U.S.). The game complements the LEGO® The Lord of the Rings toy line, which includes seven construction sets, such as The Battle of Helms Deep™ and The Mines of Moria™. For more information, please visit: http://thelordoftherings.LEGO.com.
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About TT Games
TT Games (www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit games LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, LEGO® Indiana Jones™: The Original Adventures and BIONICLE® Heroes. Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families.
About Middle-earth Enterprises
The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises, is the holder of worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other rights in the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. SZC has been producing and licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on the Tolkien works for more than 35 years. Its headquarters are located in Berkeley, California and its Middle-earth Enterprises website may be found at www.middleearth.com.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
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