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Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO The Hobbit For Release on the Wii U and 3DS Next Year

Posted by Orla Madden

Go on an epic adventure with Bilbo and co.

Last week we reported that LEGO The Hobbit was scheduled for a 2014 release on 3DS and Wii U, with thanks to a scanned image of a promotional planner spotted in France - we stuck on the rumour tag for good measure as nothing about the title was confirmed.

Today we come with good news, as Warner Bros. has announced that LEGO The Hobbit will indeed journey across Middle Earth and land on both the Wii U and 3DS in Spring next year. The game will be based on the first and second films in The Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug.

You've the option to select your favourite character from the series, such as Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori; each character has their own special ability which allows them to shine in certain situations. The game promises to take you through recognised locations from the films such as Bag End, The Misty Mountains and Rivendell.

Will you save up those pennies and pick up LEGO The Hobbit when it arrives next year? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below.

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User Comments (18)



Mommar said:

Hopefully the 3DS version isn't as crap as the Marvel Lego one was.



Pichubby said:

ill get it if it isn't just like lord of the rings lego. i hated that, but if its anything like lego city, BOOM.



therick112 said:

I love Lego games, and would buy this in an instant if the third movie was included. I think that's a big miss and a significant cash grab to only base it on the first two movies. Similar to what they did with Indiana Jones, they released a sequel that sucked to incorporate the new movie.



rjejr said:

@therick112 - What he said. I'm not buying a 2 movie game in the spring when the 3rd movie comes out that same summer. I was ok w/ the 2 separate SW trilogies b/c they were so separate as movies, but this is seriously a bad move.



Nik-Davies said:

ONLY An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug?! Where's There & Back Again? It's scheduled to be released that December.
I will only buy this if they promise to release T&BA as free DLC. This is a joke.



Portal_King said:

Possibly the stupidest idea of a LEGO game to date. Well, not the idea of the game, just the release date. Firstly, LEGO Marvel was only just released, a few months later a new LEGO game is here. There certainly won't be as much hype for the game. And yes, a December release would have much more appropriate, so the final film could be included. Also, I don't think this game would have had much work done on it.



ecco6t9 said:

It seems there is not a DS version this time. Which is good since most of the Lego games were developed for the DS then ported to the 3DS/Vita.



sinalefa said:

I find it funny that the Hobbit game follows a similar cash grabbing scheme as the movies, only I thought they would do three "different" games as well.

And as I refuse to watch any of the movies, I also refuse to play these games. I haven't even beaten Lego City anyway.



sleepinglion said:

I was getting pretty down on the LEGO franchise until LEGO City Undercover and MARVEL Super Heroes. Those games are just amazing.
But the LOTR Lego title was just lazy... look at the backgrounds... you can't build ANY of that with Legos. It felt like a real-world environment with Lego people dropped in. Not cool.



MadAdam81 said:

@sinalefa I only saw it because I got the bluray for $10 - it was not too bad for the price, but some of the CGI scenery shots were terrible.

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