Lego: Lord of the Rings To Stick Closer To The Novels, Features 85 Playable Characters

Lego: Lord of the Rings, the upcoming installment in the immensely popular Lego games franchise, will feature over 85 playable characters, including a few that have never appeared in the film adaptations.

The game, which will take place at the end of the “Second Age”, will focus on offering a complete recreation of all of Middle Earth as based on maps and information from the original Tolkien novels.

All areas from Rivendell to Moria will be located in the correct location as based on the lore.  Definitely an ambitious undertaking for a Lego title.

The game will include an instant travel feature, but for those looking to fully explore Middle Earth in all it’s Lego-fied glory can do so by foot or on horseback once each area is completed.

“We wanted much bigger and better than just having hubs that lead to playthroughs of the films,” said TT Games’ Nick Ricks.

While most of the game will focus more on the books, the dialouge you’ll hear will be taken from the movies.  This means the main characters will be voiced by their film counterparts, including Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom.

Lego: Lord of the Rings will be available on every major console later this year.

Source. Polygon