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Feral Interactive today announced that the action-adventure game
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.
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
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
"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."
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
. A mini-site dedicated to the game is available now at
and a trailer can be found at
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 (
). If you do not have a press area login, please contact Brad
Gibson, Feral PR Manager, at
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
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
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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.
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
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
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.