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Rumour: LEGO The Hobbit Planned for 2014 Release

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Will likely cover lots of film sequences that weren't actually in the book

Is there any franchise that LEGO video games can't cover? It's a tricky one, and we'd have to start tagging 'Woody Allen' films as a series if we had to try really hard — TT Fusion has already covered Batman, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Marvel to name some, though hasn't yet done Star Trek, interestingly.

It's a series that's also immune to being rushed, with its recreations of classic movies being joined by the arrival last Winter of LEGO Lord of the Rings, a good time after the trilogy of movies had signed off. Actually, that game landed as The Hobbit was gracing cinemas, prompting LEGO fans to wonder when the current Tolkien-inspired films would get the video game treatment from TT Games. The time may come in 2014, if the poster below is to be believed:

We've slapped the "Rumour" tag on this due to the fact that this is an unsourced image posted by allgamesbeta.com, seemingly a scan of an upcoming promotional item in France. The Wii U and 3DS are listed in the confirmed platforms, however, which is good news for Nintendo fans.

At the time of writing there's no official word on this title, though if legitimate we imagine the PR department of choice for Warner Bros. is feverishly preparing an official confirmation. It could be promising, especially if the game is as fleshed out as the film(s); when a paragraph of text in the book can become an epic five minute CG scene, you know artistic license is allowed.

Are you excited by the idea of LEGO The Hobbit on Wii U and 3DS? Let us know in the comments below.

[via allgamesbeta.com]

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User Comments (28)

cookiex

#2

cookiex said:

Strange how on the PS section it just says "Playstation", like is it on PS3? PS4? Vita? All of the above?

Oh well, more Wii U games is always welcome.

Fazermint

#3

Fazermint said:

Someone tell me: Aren't these Lego games just mediocre games with cool franchises plastered onto them?

Longaway

#4

Longaway said:

Hope they go a different direction from what they did with Lego Lord of the Rings. Level design was a bit confusing, but, more importantly, using the vocals from the films really put a damper on the "fun" aspect of the game. Hard to get into silly visuals when the character is speaking in grave tones about grave happening.

Angelic_Lapras_King

#5

Angelic_Lapras_King said:

Rumoured? Oh no no no no no no no. EVERYONE knew this was coming asfter Lego LOTR. It was a matter of waiting for the 3rd film to come close to release. ;P

Tsurii897

#6

Tsurii897 said:

@Fazermint definitely not. They may not be the most challenging games, but all of them are pretty addicting with their hilarious humour, tons of collectibles and big replay value. ^^

rjejr

#7

rjejr said:

I don't have any idea how well or poorly Lego LotR sold, but I think this was always an obvious game for Christmas 2014. I was a little nervous when they announced the Lego Movie game but I'm sure they'll be able to get this one out fairly easily, they'll just work off of the LotR engine. They've probably been working alongside the movie production the entire time.

But what I really want to know is - where is my Lego Smaug?!? I've seen several sets this year for Desolation of Smaug but no Smaug.

unrandomsam

#8

unrandomsam said:

@Fazermint Lego Batman 2 is not bad. (Been indifferent to the rest at least from the demos I have played). Worth £3.75 anyway which is what I paid. Light Years better than Mutant Mudds which cost me more than twice as much.

DeQuimet

#9

DeQuimet said:

The combination of French and ESRB ratings tell me it's more an image from Québec and not France, since they use PEGI ratings in Europe.

GreatPlayer

#10

GreatPlayer said:

I purchased Lego LOTR. It got very good review in metacritics, but when I play it, it was very confusing to me. Then I start to learn not to listen to critics...

Legromancer

#13

Legromancer said:

BTW: Lego didn't do Star Trek because Hasbro has the license for building blocks for this franchise (KRE-Os).

Akera099

#14

Akera099 said:

In France the rating scores are Pegi aren't they ? Why would there be an ESRB Rating pending if this is a european ad ?

Mmm...

Giygas_95

#15

Giygas_95 said:

I wouldn't be surprised if they released a collection of the three Hobbit movies as Lego games and then later on made a new game with all three Hobbits and all three LOTRs. They did basically the same thing with Lego Star Wars.

paburrows

#17

paburrows said:

@rjejr

Yeah I was also curious about why out of the four sets that are just now arriving in stores none of them have Smaug. I'm guessing that we'll get that set in early 2014 since they like to stretch out their releases.

As for the Lego movie game they usually make two or three games a year so The Lego movie will be the Spring release and the Hobbit in the Fall with maybe a summer game.

Gerbwmu

#19

Gerbwmu said:

@Fazermint - the games are fairly easy but a ton of fun.....got about 40 hours into Lego City with my son and I've really enjoyed it. Marvel is suppose to be great as well. I'll be picking it up soon.

HappyHappyist

#20

HappyHappyist said:

@Fazermint
(with the exception of the original star-wars games and the wiiU lego city game) YES YES YES YES YES YES i stopped buying lego games a while ago, but i still have lego star-wars. nowadays, lego games are just made with no heart.

aside, i loved the LOTR movies, hated the lego game. this time, i hated the Hobbit movie, and i'm scared for the hobbit game. (shudders)

sinalefa

#24

sinalefa said:

Well, why don't they make 3 games out of it? If they can get three movies out of a little book..... :p

unrandomsam

#25

unrandomsam said:

@GreatPlayer They should make one of the Silmarilian cannot think of much that would be more confusing than the book. (Although I did read read it when I was 14 or something).

Mr_Nose

#26

Mr_Nose said:

Sweet land of liberty! Why isn't anyone talking about Lego Marvel? It's the best Marvel and/or Lego game to date!

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