The once Wii-exclusive Lord of the Rings title will make an appearance on the PlayStation 3 and use the PlayStation Move.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest will no longer be Wii exclusive. The motion-based title will also be making an appearance on the PlayStation 3, using the recently unveiled PlayStation Move motion controller. Aragorn's Quest will also see release on the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation Portable, and the DS.
Aragorn's Quest is an action/adventure game that takes places during the events of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Some of the actors from the Peter Jackson films will reprise their roles in the videogame. Sean Astin will be voicing Samwise while John Rhys-Davies will voice Gimli. Exclusive to both the Wii and PS3 versions of the game is a family friendly two-player co-op mode featuring Gandalf.
Aragorn's Quest will be released fall 2010.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: ARAGORN’S QUEST VIDEOGAME FOR PLAYSTATION®3
SUPPORTING PLAYSTATION'S UPCOMING MOTION CONTROLLER TECHNOLOGY
WIELD ARAGORN’S SWORD ON PLAYSTATION 3, PLAYSTATION 2, PSP, Wii AND NINTENDO DS IN FALL 2010
Burbank, Calif. – March 10, 2010 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The Saul Zaentz Company and New Line Productions, Inc. announce today that The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest videogame will launch on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system with full support for PlayStation's upcoming motion controller technology at the controller’s launch. This family-friendly action-adventure game, based on the films and literature of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will ship in fall 2010 for the PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ system.
In The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest videogame, players become the legendary hero Aragorn and relive his most daring battles from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The action-packed sword, bow and horseback adventures will be enhanced for players of all ages through high-quality graphics and gameplay created especially for the PlayStation 3 system. Utilizing PlayStation's upcoming motion controller for precision through mastery, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest videogame engages players with intuitive motion-control gameplay where every controller gesture instantly and accurately translates to weapon strikes in the game. Exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system and Wii, two-player motion controlled co-op gameplay featuring Gandalf allows kids, families and friends to battle side-by-side in the heart of the action.
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest videogame will feature the voice talents of actor Sean Astin (Rudy, The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and actor and vocal artist John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy). Both Astin and Rhys-Davies will reprise their on-screen roles of Samwise Gamgee and Gimli. The game also showcases original in-game music tracks along with music from The Lord of the Rings film scores created by composer Howard Shore.
The release of The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest videogame will be preceded by two highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings home entertainment offerings as well as collectible merchandise. Warner Home Video will launch Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy on Blu-ray Disc April 6, 2010 as The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy. The set will also be available day and date on Video on Demand from cable and satellite providers. The literal adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings Animated Version will be released in an all-new Deluxe Edition on Blu-ray Disc for the first time on April 13, 2010.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has teamed up with top licensees Games Workshop Ltd., Tonner Doll Company, Inc., Sideshow Collectibles, The Noble Collection, WETA, Pez Candy, Funko, LLC, Bioworld Merchandising Inc. and WMS Gaming to create an array of merchandise supporting The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, including apparel and accessories, novelties and collectibles, stationery and paper goods, toys and games.
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is developed for Wii by Headstrong Games and for the PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation 2 system, PSP system and Nintendo DS by TT Fusion. For more information visit www.aragornsquest.com.