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. LEGOThe Lord of the Rings will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 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 Ringssaga, 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, explore The Shire, escape the fiery pits of Mount Doom, and battle against Shelob, the Nazgûl, and the Ringwraiths, all the while solving puzzles, collecting and using a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Eärendil, 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.

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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