Lego Lord Of The Rings Comes To iOS

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I’ve always loved Lego’s series of video games. They aren’t exactly deep examples of game design, but they get charm and quick pick-up-and-play, all-ages fun down pat. I’m delighted to see, then, that just in time for the next Hobbit movie, Warner Bros. and Lego have unveiled Lego Lord Of The Rings for iOS.

Now available for just $4.99, Lego Lord Of The Rings follows the plots of the Middle-Earth trilogy. The game features more than ninety characters, and countless weapons and magic items.

If you’ve been under a rock for most of the last century, here’s what to expect from the plot:

Follow the epic storylines of the original The Lord of the Rings trilogy reimagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO gameplay. Relive the legend of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King through LEGO minifigures, as they explore wonders and solve timeless riddles. Orcs and fouler things await on this perilous path to Mount Doom but a Fellowship will be formed — Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin all join in to help along the quest to destroy the Ring and return peace to the land.

And here are the features you can expect:

• EXPLORATION: Delve into the world of Middle-earth and engage in epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog, the Witch-king, and other fearsome creatures.

• THE ONE RING: Wield the power of The One Ring, and enter the Twilight World of the Ringwraiths.

• TALKING MINI-FIGS: Experience LEGO The Lord of the Rings heroes come to life in an all new way with the minifig characters delivering the memorable dialogue from the films.

Lego Lord Of The Rings is a pretty huge game, clocking in at around 1.5GB. However, it’s a good deal for the price at just $4.99.

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