Considering the sheer amount of licensing deals LEGO has been able to land over the years, it's no surprise The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are in on the action. And once a franchise shows up in LEGO form it's only a matter of time before they show up in LEGO video game form these days. Head past the break for some awesome LEGO Lord of the Rings screens hot off the convention press!
"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," said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. "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 picks up with the first film in Peter Jackson's epic adaptation, the Fellowship of the Rings, and continues on through the following films in the series, The Two Towers and Return of the King. In true LEGO fashion it re-tells the story of Frodo and friends with a light-hearted and family-friendly twist. Its one game we'll definitely be checking out when it lands later this year on all major gaming consoles and handhelds.