LEGO: The Lord of the Rings – Preview / Competition

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LEGO The Lord of the Rings.

Available – Xbox 360 / PS3 / Vita / Wii / 3DS / DS / PC.

Fall / Autumn 2012.

Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment share a successful fellowship with The LEGO Group, many a blockbuster movie franchise enjoying this history. Now families and fans of all ages are invited to explore Middle-earth with this long anticipated release.

Video games based upon the works of J.R.R.Tolkien (for thirty years) have sought to expand our enjoyment of these tales, some were great, others? Maybe not so much. TT Games have set out to impress us with their epic… oh, and by epic, I mean in both scale and delight!

“Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul”

Players undergo a perilous quest to destroy an ancient magical weapon – a ring of terrible power – forged by Sauron, Lord of Mordor and the Enemy of all Middle-earth free folk. Although defeated in battle long ago and with this great weapon thought lost… Sauron has, in secret, endured throughout the passing of a great many years.

Discovering the Ring of Power to be in a region known as the Shire, the servants of Mordor are called to recover it. Upon learning the gift uncle Bilbo had left him is the very thing they seek, Frodo Baggins is forced to leave his peaceful home and take the One Ring to the only place it can be destroyed, in the fires of Mount Doom… a journey into the heart of Mordor!

LEGO LotR aims to complement the toy brand released this summer.

Travelling with Frodo are his friends and fellow Hobbits – Sam, Merry and Pippin. Also helping him in this quest – Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf and Boromir a man of Gondor. Many dangers await the Fellowship as they battle treacherous foes across iconic landscapes, all excellently re-imagined in LEGO.

Based on such award-winning films, LEGO The Lord of the Rings really needed to take steps and emulate its gameplay well. The developers have not disappointed either, from what has been showcased so far. TT Games have licence to use actual voice work from the trilogy, a relatively new design concept for LEGO games and a very welcome inclusion, especially for younger players and those perhaps unfamiliar with the story.

  Comic Con 2012 – the Company battle through Moria.

LEGO LotR flows in tandem with all the major trilogy events we enjoy from Peter Jackson’s adaptation beautifully. Cut scenes and dialogue interactions are gifted with subtle humour and the game lends itself well to co-op play within its various pivotal story points. What can we look forward to regarding this aspect?

There’s an obvious nod to a family-oriented gaming experience for sure, console versions feature an easy drop-in, drop-out mechanic via palantír mode, meaning full to split screen can be manipulated or toggled. This in turn allows co-op partners to free roam differing locations within levels quite brilliantly.

Discover and unlock over eighty playable characters.

Players can switch between members of the Fellowship to solve the many puzzle elements and side quests on offer. Each companion has a unique skill set complementary to their literary and cinematic character traits, Legolas will sharp-shoot with his bow, Aragorn uncovers the tracks of friends or foes, Gimli can shatter large LEGO rocks with his axe and be… tossed!

Weapon upgrades become available with game chapter progress, new equipment can be forged with a little help from the Blacksmith Shop and Mithril collecting. Items are managed by an enhanced inventory feature, each party member having their own backpack. Styled as action-adventure the developers have built within a definite RPG feel here.

Frodo and Sam follow a traitorous Gollum past Minas Morgul.

With blessings from The Tolkien Estate the game adaptation sees fit to encompass a wealth of Middle-earth inhabitants to encounter (including some not seen in the films) and vast realms to explore. So much so the use of quick travel is optioned as an additional play mode, however you can head into the wild on foot if you wish. LEGO The Lord of the Rings promises to be massive and compelling fun for kids of all ages.

Win a copy of the game!

Battle Club Gaming are giving worldwide site members old and new the chance to win a copy of the game on the platform of their choice. Not a member of BCG yet? Then register on the site and Join the Club! simply post in the comment section below for your immediate entry.

We hear rumours of a limited edition with exclusive LEGO Elrond mini-figure, if he be your precious then we heed it! unknown if Elrond is available for all platform versions but if we can council him into an envelope? We will. A winner will be chosen at random within the first week of November.

 


37 Comments on "LEGO: The Lord of the Rings – Preview / Competition"

  1. Stellaking November 1, 2012 at 6:03 am -

    Competition closed, BCG thank you all for your entries.
    A winner will now be chosen and notified.

    UPDATE: Our winner is… ZonalRipper, congrats sir.

  2. jimpower64 October 28, 2012 at 9:56 am -

    I’ve actually stayed away from the LEGO licensed games for the most part. The Batman one was a little interesting (huge Batman fan) but the mechanics and puzzles in the series always sort of turned me off. It seems they are great games for parents to play with their kids but they are also tedious.

    The new LEGO GTA style game on Wii-U looks silly entertaining. I actually wish there was a LEGO Dynasty Warriors mash-up. Hre’s a great write-up on why it would be a good idea: http://bit.ly/SgXaB2

    Anyway, thanks for the contest. If I happen to win maybe I’ll like it.

  3. Daver16 October 12, 2012 at 9:53 am -

    Can’t wait for this to come out!! Thanks for the great preview of this game!

  4. ashishr October 12, 2012 at 8:02 am -

    nice giveaway, thanks for opportunity

  5. FlamedLiquid October 12, 2012 at 5:05 am -

    Love the Lego the games and love the Lotr movies. Really hope I win. Thanks for the contest.

  6. Spongebobbies October 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm -

    Did I win! :)

  7. WhatAboutBigBob October 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm -

    The Lego Games are always great, this should be no different.

    Thanks for the chance!

  8. gut October 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm -

    I love the lego games, cant wait for this one!! Would love a copy for my Xbox 360.

  9. Darklurkr23 September 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm -

    Can’t wait to play it to get refreshed on my LOTR lore to get ready for the hobbit! 😀

  10. hestar September 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm -

    Lego+ LOTR = Amazing! I Can’t wait to play it!..Now I hope they do a lego final fantasy or halo next! ..Would love a 360 cop if I won :)

  11. codeman85 September 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm -

    Would love to win a copy for my PS3. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Roopie September 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm -

    Looks like a great game, thanks for the contest!

  13. DrScientifico September 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm -

    Loved the LEGO Star Wars games, loved the LOTR movies, so I can’t wait to play the game on XBOX 360. Thanks for the contest!

  14. Angel9RakouCobra September 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm -

    Thanks for the chance! I’d like the PC version if I win. :)

  15. Trucidar September 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm -

    Love the contest, keep em up!

  16. DrPixel September 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm -

    Awesome! I always love a good Lego game and LOTR looks no different! A great concept to work with too! ;D

  17. franscodelamrte September 29, 2012 at 7:49 am -

    The Lord of the Rings LEGOS edition will change the franchise and i think open up the door for lots of film series i think. And I will be excited to play it on the xbox 360 with my family as well!

  18. ItsPirrip September 29, 2012 at 3:54 am -

    I would love to win this for the PS3. Thanks for the chance 😀

  19. austieb7 September 29, 2012 at 2:50 am -

    Thanks for the chance! I love Lord of The Rings!

  20. sevend September 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm -

    My son and I will be playing this won or not. We play every lego game together its our thing to do.

  21. MaicoWinSB September 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm -

    Sweet, going to walk into Mordor on the XBox!

  22. FireCicada September 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm -

    Thanks for the giveaway, ps3 please

  23. WarlordPayne September 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm -

    I’m a huge fan of Lord of the Rings. Thanks for the chance to win a copy on Xbox 360.

  24. MOVIELORD101 September 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm -

    Count me in for a PS3 copy!

  25. Firecrest September 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm -

    Awesome preview. The game’s visuals appear to be some of the best in the Lego franchise yet, and it looks to retain all of the series’ trademark humor.

    Once again, thanks for giving us a chance to win!

  26. Diagos1 September 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm -

    I love Lego games! Just finished Lego batman 2 on my vita the other day. Really made for a great portable experience :) I have no doubt that this will continue the tradition of fun Lego games. 😀 I’d love to win a copy for playstation vita plz!

  27. sirdan September 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm -

    I love LOTR, and I would like a PS3 copy of the game.

  28. bkjohns1 September 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm -

    I love the LEGO games and the LOTR trilogy. Put the two together and its a win win for my PS3.

  29. melechesh September 28, 2012 at 11:48 am -

    Aragorn looks so awesome!
    If i win id like it on xbox360

  30. ElRoss September 28, 2012 at 10:21 am -

    Excellent, thanks for the shot, huge fan of both Lego and Lord of the Rings.

  31. Gram September 28, 2012 at 8:12 am -

    I can’t wait for this game. I’d really like to win this giveaway. Thanks so much for giving me the chance.
    I’d like it on xbox 360 if I win.

  32. mathn1nja September 28, 2012 at 7:23 am -

    One does not simply post a comment and win….

  33. ninfando September 28, 2012 at 5:49 am -

    Love some LOTR on 3ds T.T

  34. ZonalRipper September 25, 2012 at 9:05 am -

    Love me some Lord Of the Rings and love me some Lego, put the two together and i get me an E-Boner,
    Excellent review as always Stella Keep up the great work

  35. Staccata September 24, 2012 at 11:18 am -

    As always, nice write up sir

  36. Kujen September 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm -

    Thanks for the chance and happy Hobbit Day!

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