LEGO The Hobbit Will Follow First Two Hobbit Films

LEGO The Hobbit Will Follow First Two Hobbit Films

LEGO The Hobbit screen

We're going an adventure in a LEGO-version of Tolkein's fantasy world.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group confirmed today that their next game will be LEGO The Hobbit, confirming an instruction manual image packaged in upcoming Lego sets. The game will follow the events of the first two movies in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, the second of which releases in theaters Dec. 13.

"We are thrilled to depict the characters and environments of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth in LEGO form with the LEGO The Hobbit videogame," Tom Stone, TT Games managing director, said in a press release. "Our family-friendly take on these thrilling adventures will have kids and parents playing and laughing together as they build and explore in LEGO Middle-earth."

Main character Bilbo, the wizard Gandalf, and all the dwarves featured in The Hobbit will be in the game. Each dwarf has his own special "and quite hilarious" ability. For example, Bombur acts a trampoline to bounce people out of danger with his belly.

Players will explore locations from the movies, such as Bag End, The Misty Mountains, and Rivendell. The game will have puzzles, treasure quests, fighting with Orcs, mining for gems and loot, crafting items, and building LEGO structures.

Seeing as how the third movie in The Hobbit trilogy, There And Back Again, takes place after the events with Smaug, there could be a second LEGO The Hobbit game.

The game will be available in spring 2014 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Vita, Wii U, 3DS, PC, and Mac.

Source: Gamasutra

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They should have waited to make all 3 movies into a game instead of keeping them separate and releasing a complete version later on. Smells like a cash in to me, though it could be something else like not wanting to spoil the ending of the 3rd movie if people play the game first. Hopefully it will be added as DLC instead of charging full price.

SonOfVoorhees:
They should have waited to make all 3 movies into a game instead of keeping them separate and releasing a complete version later on. Smells like a cash in to me, though it could be something else like not wanting to spoil the ending of the 3rd movie if people play the game first. Hopefully it will be added as DLC instead of charging full price.

Somewhat doubtful. They did the same thing with the Star Wars games, before adding yet another sequel after the compilation.

Though considering the additional content Jackson is evidently padding the third movie with, there may or may not be enough material to justify another game. I've always accepted the fact that this more than "just" a Hobbit adaptation.

Eh, might have to skip this one. There aren't a whole lot characters and locations in The Hobbit that weren't already in LEGO Lord of the Rings. Add that to using only two-thirds of the story/movies and it just doesn't really seem worth it.

 

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