It was just a matter of time, right? Feral Interactive—the Mac gamers’ champion of all things LEGO—has announced the action-adventure game LEGO The Lord of the Rings will come to OS X on Thursday, February 21st. Developed by TT Games, LEGO The Lord of the Rings brings the familiar brick-based humor of the LEGO games to the legendary world of Middle-earth.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings tells the story of Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit, who is tasked with carrying the One Ring to the dark land of Mordor and destroying it in the fires of Mount Doom. With a fabulous cast of minifigures, dialogue from the films and LEGO versions of Rivendell, the Shire and Mordor, LEGO The Lord of the Rings is an imaginative and energetic retelling of the renowned movie trilogy.
Players can embark upon the quest in heroic single player mode or forge a Fellowship with friends and family during drop in/drop out co-operative play. On the way, they will master the special skills of more than 80 playable characters, face off against Ringwraiths, Mountain Trolls and the Balrog, and smash hundreds of Orcs to pieces with Aragorn’s sword, Legolas’ bow and Gimli’s axe!
Although there have been countless LEGO video games released over the years, Middle-earth certainly provides one of the more unique settings we’ve seen lately, along with a fresh array of characters (who will hopefully be easier to distinguish than they were in the book). The open-world structure of the game will give players the freedom to explore Middle-earth through perilous side quests and treasure hunts.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings for the Mac will retail in North America for US $29.99, £19.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €24.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. It will be available for direct download from a variety of digital sites worldwide including www.feralinteractive.com.
More information on the game, including system specs and screen shots, can be found at the LEGO Lord of the Rings mini-site.