The LEGO video game series has tackled such popular movies as Harry Potter and Indiana Jones. Now, the series looks to bring its boxy-builds to Middle-earth in LEGO The Hobbit.
“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.”
The game follows the story of both Hobbit movie titles. Players can take on the role of Bilbo, Gandalf, or one of the many Dwarves. Each character holds a special ability, which keeps the LEGO experience true to its roots. For example, Bombur can do a belly-bounce, which might prove useful with any of the vicious creatures lurking around the corner.
Although many are excited about this Lord of the Rings tie-in, the enthusiasm will have to hold gamers over until 2014 when the game releases. There is also another LOTR game in the works, titled Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Head to the official Middle-earth site for related news.
LEGO The Hobbit is slated to launch on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Wii U, PC and Mac.