Today, the Lego video game franchise has just gotten a little more colorful. First reported on MCV, the article points to packaging materials found within the preview sets of the Lego figurines that are to go on sale this summer to confirm their claim. These packaging promos have shown the developer Traveller’s Tales and their parent company Warner Bros, though the images have been blurred.
Traveller’s Tales and parent TT Games secured the Lego franchise license back in 2004, and have gone on to make the largely successful Lego game franchises, with entries such as Lego Batman, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter. Due to the fact the LotR films are broken into the same trilogy the books are, chances are there might be three games like the Harry Potter games. Those were split into two games (Years 1-4 and 5-7).
Gamespot has also reported that on top of the MCV article, UK game retailer Shopto.net originally had a pre-order advertisement up on their main page, which has since been taken down. A Google Cached version of the page, courtesy of Gamespot, shows box art placeholder images as well as a release date of October 26, 2012. This is not an actual release date, which could be one of the reasons why this page has since been removed.
Warner Bros will likely reveal the game in the next few weeks leading up to E3, or unveil it at the convention itself. Either way, Lord of the Rings fans will have a lot of games to be interested in at this year’s E3, as the LotRO expansion Riders of Rohan will undoubtedly be on display, as well as The Hobbit movie tie in announced last October could be displayed as well.
Stay tuned here to Middle-earth News as this story develops!