With Lego Lord Of the Rings sets just starting to trickle out in stores, it is now confirmed there will indeed be a Lego Lord Of the Rings game, due for release on 26th October 2012.
The game will be produced by Travellers Tales and is to be available for major video gaming consoles including Wii, XBox, Playstation and their respective portable consoles.
Lego Lord Of the Rings GameLego has had a long and fruitful history with Travellers Tales – their games based on Lego Batman, Lego Harry Potter, Lego Star Wars and Lego Pirates Of the Caribbean have been incredibly successful financially and critically.
Kids love the Lego Video Games because they are funny and they get to play inside the Lego world, using much loved characters and sets and being able to take them beyond what can be created using Lego bricks.
Parents love the games because they are such good quality. The Travellers Tales Lego games are frustration free and violence is kept to a humorous and action-based level. More often than not parents end up playing the games alongside kids which is one of the major intentions (and successes) of the Lego Group.
The Lord of the Rings is a fairly dark tale in parts so it will be interesting to see how Lego and Travellers Tales incorporate humor into the game.
However if previous Lego Video games are anything to go by, kids and their parents will be joining the Fellowship of the Ring on their exploits to Mount Doom, and laughing all the way.