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LEGO Lord of the Rings is officially coming to PS3 and Vita late 2012

Submitted by on Friday, 1 June 2012No Comment

If you’re anything like us, then you’ve played and completed every LEGO game on PS3 to 100% completion. And the news about any new licensed Lego collect-athon adventure has you about as excited as a hyena in heat. Too soon? LEGO Lord of the Rings is coming to PS3 and PS Vita by the end of 2012, so long as 2012 does end first.

As is usually the case with Traveler’s Tales, they are fans of the source material for the game they are currently developing. They have successfully churned out Lego adventures for many top movie and comic book franchises. Tom Stone, managing director for TT Games, had this to say about the development of LEGO Lord of the Rings:

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. 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 Lord of the Rings will be a video game presentation of the complete motion picture trilogy traversing The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. LEGO Lord of the Rings locales have been confirmed to include the Misty Mountains, the Mines of Moria, and the Black Gate of Mordor.

You’ll face off against enemies like Orcs, Uruk-hai, and the Balrog while commanding Frodo the Hobbit, Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, Sam, Merry and Pippin have as playable characters. More characters are extremely likely given that LEGO games can have around 100 characters.

Did you notice something really weird about that video for LEGO Lord of the Rings? The characters can talk. No grunting and panting, giggling and growling. The next game in line for release is LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes coming 16 June.