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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group has officially announced “LEGO The Hobbit,” the latest addition to the popular LEGO video game series.
LEGO The Hobbit is be based on the first two films of “The Hobbit Trilogy,” The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. The film is in production with New Line Cinema and MGM, which is opening worldwide beginning December 13, 2013. Players will be able to explore the wonderful and imaginative world of Peter Jackson’s, Middle-earth and experience a LEGO like journey through the Dwarven Kingdom of Erebor.
Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games said:
“We are thrilled to depict the characters and environments of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth in LEGO form with the ‘LEGO The Hobbit’ video game. 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.”
In LEGO The Hobbit, children of all ages will be able to take on the form of their favorite Hobbit characters, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and all of the Dwarves: Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Thorin, Bombur, Dori, Dwalin, Fíli, Glóin, Kíli, Nori, Óin, and Ori. Each character has his own special crazy abilities (for example, Bombur can be used as a trampoline to “belly-bounce” people out of danger).
The game will be available in 2014 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PC and Mac.eurogamer, playstationlifestyle.net