Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and the LEGO Group today announced “LEGO: The Hobbit”, being the latest edition to the LEGO videogame series. The game is aiming for a release date of Spring 2014, releasing on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, Wii U, 3DS, PC, and Mac.
The game will be based on the first two Hobbit films, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and the newest film, “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug”, releasing on December 13th, 2013. The game will follow Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, and Thorin Oakenshield, along with their company as they travel throughout Middle-Earth on their adventure towards the Dwarven Kingdom of Erebor.
In LEGO The Hobbit, kids and families will be able to take on the form of their favorite Hobbit characters, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and all of the Dwarves: Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori. Each has his own special – and quite hilarious – ability: For instance, Bombur can be used as a trampoline that enables his companions “belly-bounce” out of danger!
Players will visit key locations from the films, including Bag End, Bilbo’s Hobbit-hole in Hobbiton, trek through the treacherous High Pass over The Misty Mountains, and explore the depths of Goblin-town, Mirkwood and Rivendell. Along the way, players will solve countless puzzles, partake in Treasure Quests and battle with Orcs, Trolls and fouler things. They will also be able to mine for gems, discover loot from enemies, and craft powerful magical items or build immense new LEGO structures.