With the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray/DVD tomorrow, and Target having their exclusive version that comes with an exclusive Bilbo Baggins minifigure, and with the announcement of the exclusive Special Forces Commander Clone Trooper minifigure included with The Yoda Chronicles book, I figured now would be as good of a time as any to make a checklist for all the exclusive minifigs that came with a book, video game, or Blu-ray/DVD release.
Posts Tagged ‘LEGO Lord of the Rings: The Videogame’
Finishing today’s collection of videos is the above hour-and-a-half romp through Middle Earth. Youtube user mario11168 put all the cut scenes from the video game together into one long adventure. If you ain’t got nuthin’ better to do, you could do worse than watch the video. Not having played the game myself, I can’t say if there are spoilers or not so watcher beware.
Amazon has heavily discounted TTGames latest hack’n'slash game, LEGO Lord of the Rings, for a special Black Friday sales event today only. Xbox, PS3, and Wii versions are only $29.99 (25-40% off) while 3DS and PS Vita versions are only $19.99 (50% off). The Nintendo DS version is only $14.99 (50% off).
Update: It has been confirmed by IGN that even though the disc is labeled as a demo, it does contain a fully playable copy of the game. The demo disc is a result of a labeling error. Also, WB is issuing a recall for those consumers that wish to get a non-error disc. You may contact customer service by email at email@example.com or phone at 410-568-3680.
GameInformer is reporting that some shipments of the Xbox 360 version of the LEGO Lord of the Rings game contains a demo disc instead of the actual game disc. Some Gamestop locations are opening up the jewel cases to make sure customers get the correct product. If you’re planning on picking up the game for the Xbox, be sure to open it at the store so you’re not surprised in a bad way when you get home.
The fine folks over Digital Spy published yesterday an interview with Nick Ricks, producer of the LEGO Lord of the Rings video game by Traveler’s Tales. It’s a pretty lengthy read but gives some great insight as to their approach with the gaming mechanics. Like, you know how in the movies, the characters walked around, like, a LOT? I bet you didn’t know this, but did you know that the fellowship, whilst walking Middle Earth, solved puzzles and picked up items along their way? They just cut those scenes out due to studio pressure to keep the movie under 3 hours:
Exactly. We wanted to make sure that there’s always something around the next corner. So you’ll be heading off towards somewhere and you’ll get distracted by this. You smash that up and you find something. Then around the corner you’ll find something else and you’ll say, ‘I’ve found a new thing’, and you then all of a sudden realize you’ve found yourself in the place you needed to get to anyway.
“So you’ve gone off on a side path, smashed all these different items, found all these different collections, done all these different puzzles and then you realize you’ve taken the journey you needed to take, but you were doing things along the way. You’re daisy-chaining different puzzles and things like that.
“You can have that balanced experience so you’re not just running for ages and seeing nothing while you’re trying to get to the next story event.
Blah blah blah, game comes out on November 13th.
Do you remember that part in the Lord of the Rings movie, the Fellowship one, where Frodo, Samwise, Pippin and Merry were led to the top of Weathertop? And they set up camp? And do you remember when Aragorn left them to go scouting? And do you also remember the part where there was that crow that kept flying around and kept dropping turds on them nearly killing them? Wait, you don’t? It’s in the video game, so it must have happened in the movie. Right? I’ll tell ya, I don’t think any game play footage from any game made me not want to play it faster than the one embedded above. Heaven forbid should a character be idle for more than a second before being rained on by crow turds that’ll kill you. If I were planning on picking up this game, I’d study the above sequence so that I can turbo through it.
The game’s release date has been pushed back to November 13th. You can pre-order from Amazon and get a free $10 voucher good towards the purchase of a game. You’ll also get bonus “Middle Earth characters” for PS3 and Xbox versions. I have no idea what that means but that’s what they’re throwing in. Or, you could pre-order from Gamestop and get an exclusive minifig of Elrond.
IGN posted yesterday the Developer Diary video number three in the series. I haven’t even watched the video yet. I just wanted to post about it.
The game’s original release date was slated for October 30th, but at some point since our last posting, that’s been pushed back to November 13th. Gamestop still has their pre-order bonus of the Elrond figure available.
Here’s a behind the scenes video that gives another glimpse at the anticipated LEGO Lord of the Rings video game. The developers from TT games talk about some of the interesting gameplay and I have to say the individual character inventory sounds promising, but what I’m really looking forward to now is tossing the dwarf.
If you’re like me and still haven’t pre-order the game yet, Gamestop still has the Elrond figure available. I need to get on that.
No I’m not done talking yet and I obviously don’t know how to space things out.
This poster popped up on TheHDRoom promoting the upcoming LEGO Lord of the Rings video game. I assume there’s a “Beasts and Heroes” equivalent poster floating around out there somewhere but heck if I know for sure. LEGO doesn’t tell me these things.
The page on TheHDRoom also has a promotional “Developer Diaries” video where TTGames sits down and talks about, I’m guessing, developing the game. I’ve embedded it below for your convenience: