Coming off the huge success of Lego Marvel Superheroes and the upcoming cinematic release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Warner Bros. Interactive have revealed that the next addition in the lego franchise is going to be Lego The Hobbit which promises to bring to life the stories of Oscar Winning Director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy based on the book “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Lego The Hobbit will be based around the first two films “An Unexpected Journey” and “The Desolation of Smaug”. Following the storyline of the first two films; Lego The Hobbit will see players making a return the stunning Lego version of Middle Earth as you take on quests and set out on an adventure with Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey & Thorin Oakenshield along with their company of Dwarves from the gentle surroundings of The Shire to the deadly Dragon hive inside the dwarven kingdom of Erebor.
“We are thrilled to depict the characters and environments of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth in LEGO form with the LEGO The Hobbit videogame,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “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.”
Lego The Hobbit will also allow families to play as all of their favorite characters including Bilbo Baggins,Gandalf the Grey and all of the dwarves: Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori. Each character will also have their own special and hilariously unique abilities such as Bombur who can be used as a trampoline so that his companions may “Belly Bounce” out of harms way.
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.
Lego The Hobbit is currently being developed by Travellers Tales and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive and will be available in 2014 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, 3DS, PC & Mac.
So what do you think? Are you excited to revisit lego middle earth? Do you think it should include the third films story aswell? What characters do you hope to see? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for more news on Lego The Hobbit when it becomes available.
Article by Matthew McNamee