LEGO The Hobbit Takes an Expected Journey to the Kingdom of Video Games

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Guess what! There’s a LEGO The Hobbit video game coming out next year. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.

Yup, Warner Bros. and TT Games are back on the LEGO game job again with a new production inspired by Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy. Well more like two-thirds of The Hobbit Trilogy. LEGO The Hobbit will be out next year, but it will only cover events of the first two installments, An Unexpected Journey and Desolation of Smaug. That seems like poor timing/planning to me. Why not wait until next December’s theatrical debut of the third film, There and Back Again, to make a LEGO The Hobbit game that, you know, tells the whole story? Of course, that would ruin any potential for cashing in on a second, separate game, so I guess I answered my own question there.

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Anywhoselbees… LEGO The Hobbit will give gamers the chance to play as minifigs modeled after Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and all the dwarves–Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori–as they explore toy brick-crafted environs such as Bag End, The Misty Mountains, Goblin-town, Mirkwood and Rivendell on their quest to reclaim the Dwarven Kingdom of Erebor. On this epic journey, players will need to slay nasty enemies like orcs and trolls, collect studs, complete Treasure Quests, mine for jewels, solve tricksy puzzles, and craft new items and structures.

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Look forward to playing LEGO The Hobbit in 2014 on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PC/Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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