Lego The Lord of the Rings out today on portable, November 13 at home

The Fellowship of the Ring will gather anew on November 13 on U.S. home consoles and November 23 in Europe, and sets out today on PlayStation Vita, Nintendo DS, and 3DS. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the release date for Lego The Lord of The Rings on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

Fans of the Lego series of games know about what to expect from the games: a lighthearted take on the cinematic trilogy, itself based on the fantasy-defining books by J.R.R. Tolkien. We never really thought about it being an adaptation of a toy line based on a film adaptation of a set of novels before...

But judging by the Lego series' pedigree, the game--which boasts more than 85 unlockable characters on top of the fellowship's ranks and spans the dramatic events and battles of the trilogy--will likely be a good time for new fans and hobbit hobbyists alike.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.