'LEGO Lord of the Rings' Confirmed

Posted Fri May 11, 2012 at 09:30 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The trilogy joins the ranks of 'Star Wars,' 'Indiana Jones' and 'Harry Potter.'

We've seen leaks from site hacks, resumes and plenty of other sources, but this is probably the first videogame news to come from the packaging of a toy. The new Lord of the Rings LEGO toys include packing material that advertises a new LEGO game, featuring J.R.R. Tolkien's famous characters and Peter Jackson's vision.

The LEGO games may not have the kind of "kill your friend" appeal as 'Modern Warfare,' nor the intense progression of 'Dark Souls,' but they're a hit with both hardcore and casual gamers alike. A lot of that comes down to the smart design choices and simple to play, hard to master style. Of course, being attached to massive licenses doesn't hurt either.

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