The above poster was released by ComingSoon.net yesterday. Not much else to say. There's a nice large sized image (1920x760) on our flickr stream.
The fine folks over at Gamedot posted the below press release detailing the main cast of characters and their in-game abilities. Most of them make sense, but Samwise's ability to "grow spectacular flowers and vines" is a bit of a mystery. I guess he can grow the vines to help solve puzzles and access areas, but spectacular flowers still has me guessing.
– Press Release –
In the Third Age, an unlikely hero stepped forward to carry a heavy burden and help bring an end to Sauron and The One Ring. At the Counsel of Elrond in Rivendell, nine heroes banded together to form the Fellowship of the Ring and embark on an unforgettable journey through Middle-earth.
This autumn, the Fellowship gathers again in LEGO® The Lord of the Rings, the next great adventure from TT Games that combines the humour and imagination of LEGO play with the beloved The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy. Now you can share the entire fellowship with your readers by downloading a new piece of artwork released today by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
A small and quiet Hobbit from Bag End, Frodo is entrusted to bring the One Ring to Mount Doom and destroy it forever. In spite of his noble spirit, he starts to feel the terrible powers of the One Ring and the danger of the fearsome creatures who hunt him. With the help of his friends in the Fellowship, Frodo must bravely carry this heavy burden to save Middle-earth.
In-Game Abilities: Phial of Galadriel to act as a light in dark places. Elven cloak that camouflages the wearer. Wields Sting. Possesses the One Ring which, when worn, accesses the Wraith-world of the Nazgῠl.
Samwise Gamgee (Sam)
Sam is Frodo’s gardener who loves poetry and his frying pan. With a brave heart and high spirits, he is chosen by Gandalf to accompany Frodo on his quest. Sam makes a promise not to lose his best friend, but evil powers will test his loyalty to Frodo.
In-Game Abilities: Has a tinder box to start fires, sleek Elven rope to explore new areas, and ability to grow spectacular flowers and vines.
A warm and wise Wizard, Gandalf is the leader of the Fellowship of the Ring and dedicated to defeating Sauron. Initially known as Gandalf the Grey, he delights his Hobbit friends with fireworks when he visits The Shire. He returns after an epic duel with a Balrog to become a more powerful Wizard known as Gandalf the White.
In-Game Abilities: Has a magical staff that can lift and build LEGO objects, provide light in dark places and shoot out bolts of energy.
Known merely as a Ranger of the North, Aragorn is actually a descendant of ancient kings and heir to the throne of Gondor. Masterful with the sword, this great warrior leads the Fellowship of the Ring when Gandalf the Grey was defeated by the Balrog. In joining Frodo in his quest, Aragorn also comes closer to his fate.
In-Game Abilities: Possesses Andúril, the sword which bestows magical powers. Uncovers and follows the tracks of friends and foes alike
An Elven Prince, Legolas joined the Fellowship as a representative of his people. His agility and skill in archery is unmatched. Because of the old feud between Elves and Dwarves, Legolas and Gimli are often found trying to outdo each other.
In-Game Abilities: Amazing sharp-shooter with his bow. Possesses extreme agility and balance.
As a representative of the Dwarves, Gimli is a mighty warrior always ready to draw his broad axes in battle. He is proud and strong. Gimli is not particularly good at riding horses and dislikes being tossed around—except when absolutely necessary.
In-game Abilities: Shatters LEGO rocks with his mighty axe.
Boromir is the strong and honourable commander of Gondor’s army. He is also next in line to serve as steward of Gondor as the true heir to throne has not returned. Dedicated to defending his people, he is tempted to take the One Ring from Frodo and wield its powers to protect Gondor.
In-Game Abilities Uses the Horn of Gondor to deafen enemies. Broad shield protects him from enemy attacks.
Merry and Pippin
Frodo’s Hobbit friends from Bag End, Merry and Pippin joined the quest to destroy the One Ring. Playful and mischievous, they often get into trouble to Gandalf’s dismay. But they must now give up their second breakfasts to go on this dangerous journey and learn to wield a sword to protect their friends.
In-Game Abilities: Access to Hobbit holes, and crawl spaces. Elven cloak that camouflages the wearer.
LEGO: The Lord of the Rings game will be released this October 30. Pre-order your copy today from Amazon or Gamestop. STILL no word on that Elrond figure...