The Hobbit LEGO

With two movies down and a third on the way, LEGO The Hobbit finally has release dates for its arrival on Wii U, 3DS and pretty much every gaming console on the market. It'll begin its epic quest on 8th April in North America and 11th April in Europe.

This game entry will take in events from the first two movies — An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug — which naturally leaves questions of how the LEGO series will cover the third film; DLC would be a tempting option, but with the phenomenal ongoing success of the games a separate retail release is a good bet. Thankfully movie director Peter Jackson isn't in charge of the games, meanwhile, as otherwise we suspect LEGO The Hobbit would be an 80 hour adventure spread across half a dozen levels.

In any case, the enduring success of the LEGO franchise will likely see this title perform well. The most recent trailer is below for your viewing pleasure — is this on your wishlist for Wii U or 3DS?