LEGO The Lord of The Rings Coming to Mac Next Week

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We’ve got lots of love for the LEGO series games. They often have an uncanny ability to capture the feel of their parent titles — in a way that’s cuter than a basketful of kittens, but much more fun. The Lord of the Rings is the latest title to join the collection, and it’s coming to OS X next week.

The Windows version of LEGO LoTR garnered decent-to-good ratings, so expect (hopefully) the same for the Mac version. The game will be published by Feral Interactive, one of the two big names in ported Mac games (the other being Aspyr). LEGO LoTR differs from almost all other LEGO titles in that it contains real dialogue, taken directly from the movies; it also has a free-roam mode that’ll let you wander over Middle Earth, something not usually found in the highly linear gameplay of the other LEGO games.

Even more interesting things about this news is that the game was just released for Windows back in October last year, a scant three months ago; in terms of how long it usually takes Windows games to arrive on for the Mac, that’s a blink of an eye. Another indication that Mac gaming is starting to get real.

The game is avaialble now for pre-order at $30. Minimum requirements seem pretty modest:

OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5
Processor: 1.4GHz Intel
RAM: 4GB
Hard Disk: 8GB
Graphics: 256MB

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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