A Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment representative has explained exactly why Wii U owners will miss out on Lego: Lord Of The Rings. The representative told GameSpot that the developers were simply too busy creating Lego City Undercover for Wii U and didn’t have time to bring Lego Lord Of The Rings to the new platform.
“The primary reason is that [Traveller’s Tales] and Lego were already working on Lego City Undercover for Wii U.”
Nintendo of America has announced that the LEGO Lord of The Rings demo is available to download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop this week. Embark on a heroic quest to destroy the One Ring and relive the epic events of The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, all with the humor and excitement of LEGO play.
Explore Middle-earth in an epic and thrilling LEGO videogame adventure for the entire family. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced LEGO The Lord of the Rings, the latest addition to the wildly successful LEGO videogame series that brings to life the legendary fantasy saga by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The game will be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation system, the Wii system, the Nintendo DS hand-held system, the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, PlayStationVita system and PC in fall 2012.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings is based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy and follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Now the entire family can team up in pairs as adorable LEGO The Lord the Rings minifigures to experience countless dangers, solve riddles and battle formidable foes on their journey to Mount Doom.
“We are huge aficionados of The Lord of the Rings franchise and are incredibly excited to put our special LEGO family-friendly touch on this classic fantasy adventure. We’ve taken what fans are familiar with and love about The Lord of the Rings films and combined it with the playful LEGO style, which makes the story and gameplay accessible to gamers of all ages.”
– Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games
UK trade publication MCV has announced that Warner Bros will release a LEGO Lord of the Rings video game. The game was revealed when packaging for LEGO sets of Lord of the Rings appeared online. Warner Bros is expected to announce the game at E3 next month. Platforms and a release date have yet to be confirmed.