LEGO Lord of the Rings Now Available for PS3, wii, XBOX 360

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and the LEGO Group today announced the launch of LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system and Windows PC.

Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes players on an epic journey through Middle-earth as they take the form of their favorite members of the Fellowship and relive momentous events from the films.

Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO® The Lord of the Rings follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, taking players through the epic story events reimagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO play.

Trusted with the dangerous task to destroy an ancient magical ring that threatens all that is good, Frodo is forced to leave his peaceful home. But the ring wants to be found and the road to Mount Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed, will be perilous and riddled with Orcs and fouler things.

To help Frodo, a Fellowship is formed — Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin. Players relive the legend in LEGO form, as they explore wonders, solve timeless riddles, and overcome endless foes in their quest to destroy the Ring.

Family members of all ages will enjoy playing together in easy drop-in, drop-out co-op gameplay as they partake in the iconic Helms Deep Battle, explore The Shire, escape the fiery pits of Mount Doom, and battle against Shelob, the Nazgûl, and the Ringwraiths, all the while solving puzzles, collecting and using a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Eärendil, Elven rope, swords, and bows.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings is rated E10+ for everyone 10 and older by the ESRB is available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for the suggested retail price of $49.99 each, Wii for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and Windows PC for the suggested retail price of $29.99. The game is also available for the Nintendo DS™ for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and for the Nintendo 3DS™ and the PS®Vita for the suggested retail price of $39.99 each.

To experience the epic Helms Deep Battle now, download the PC demo of the game available on LEGO.com: http://videogames.lego.com/en-us/lego-lord-of-the-rings/demo-download.

The LEGO The Lord of the Rings launch trailer and screenshots are available for download at the following link: ftp://ftp.national.ca/pub/warnerbros