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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Feral Interactive today announced that the action-adventure game LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ will be released for the Mac on Thursday, February 21st.

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for consoles, handhelds and PC, LEGO The Lord of the Rings brings the unique brick-based humor of the LEGO games to the legendary world of Middle-earth.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings tells the story of Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit, who is tasked with carrying the One Ring to the dark land of Mordor and destroying it in the fires of Mount Doom. With a fabulous cast of minifigures, dialogue from the films and LEGO versions of Rivendell, the Shire and Mordor, LEGO The Lord of the Rings is an imaginative and energetic retelling of the renowned movie trilogy.

Players can embark upon the quest in heroic single player mode or forge a Fellowship with friends and family during drop in/drop out co-operative play. On the way, they will master the special skills of more than 80 playable characters, face off against Ringwraiths, Mountain Trolls and the Balrog, and smash hundreds of Orcs to pieces with Aragorn's sword, Legolas' bow and Gimli's axe!

LEGO The Lord of the Rings is an open-world game that gives players the freedom to explore Middle-earth on foot, on horseback or by magic. Alongside the epic events of the main story line, players will also set out on perilous side quests, hunt for hidden treasures and craft new weapons and items to help them on their journey.

"Middle-earth is a magnificent setting for a LEGO game," said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. "The game's open world captures the films' huge scale and even in the medium of bricks, the visual design is captivating."

LEGO The Lord of the Rings for the Mac will retail in North America for US $29.99, £19.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €24.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. When released, it will be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including http://www.feralinteractive.com . A mini-site dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/legolordoftherings and a trailer can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/feralinteractive .

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.4GHz Intel Mac with at least 4.0GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.7.5 or later. The game does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series and Intel GMA series.

EDITORS: Screenshots, logos and other essential graphics and multimedia tools for LEGO The Lord of the Rings can be found online in the Feral Press Area ( http://press.feralinteractive.com/games/ ). If you do not have a press area login, please contact Brad Gibson, Feral PR Manager, at bgibson@feralinteractive.com .

About Feral Interactive  

Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as F1 2012™, Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition, Sid Meier's Railroads!, Empire: Total War - Gold Edition, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition, BioShock 2, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Tropico 3: Gold Edition, Mafia II: Director's Cut, Batman: Arkham Asylum, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, DiRT 2, Borderlands and Rome: Total War Gold Edition. Please visit our website at http://www.feralinteractive.com , find us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/feralgames or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive .

About Middle-earth Enterprises  

The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises is the holder of worldwide motion picture stage, merchandising, and other rights in certain literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien, including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Middle-earth Enterprises has been producing and licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on the Tolkien work for more than 35 years and is headquartered in Berkeley, California. http://www.middleearth.com .

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment  

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About TT Games

TT Games, wholly owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit games LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, LEGO® Indiana Jones™: The Original Adventures, LEGO® Harry Potter™ and BIONICLE® Heroes. Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller's Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families. For more information, please visit http://www.ttgames.com /.

About The LEGO Group  

The LEGO Group, a privately held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality, creatively educational play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough." For more information, visit http://www.lego.com /.

LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS © 2012 TT Games Publishing Ltd. Produced by TT Games under license from the LEGO Group. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and the Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2012 The LEGO group. © 2012 New Line Productions Inc. All The Lord of the Rings content other than content from the New Line films © 2012 The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises ("SZC"). Mithril, Morgul, The Lord of the Rings and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of SZC under license to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 
   
   
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