Those of us who have played LEGO The Lord of the Rings
definitely enjoyed seeing the world of Middle Earth in LEGO form. By now, Traveller's Tales know when there's an opportunity, so this had to come eventually, right? Today, LEGO The Hobbit
was officially announced and so players will be able to hop into the shoes (or rather, big hairy feet) of Bilbo Baggins and see his tale in all its LEGO-ified goodness.
With the next film in The Hobbit
trilogy, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
, coming up soon, the game is not too far behind. LEGO The Hobbit
will be following the storylines of the first two films and will have players questing throughout Middle Earth with Bilbo, Gandalf the Grey, Thorin Oakenshield and more in an exciting adventure that will take them all the way to the Dwarven Kingdom of Erebor.
In LEGO The Hobbit, kids and families will be able to take on the form of their favorite Hobbit characters, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and all of the Dwarves: Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori. Each has his own special – and quite hilarious – ability: For instance, Bombur can be used as a trampoline that enables his companions “belly-bounce” out of danger!
Players will visit key locations from the films, including Bag End, Bilbo’s Hobbit-hole in Hobbiton, trek through the treacherous High Pass over The Misty Mountains, and explore the depths of Goblin-town, Mirkwood and Rivendell. Along the way, players will solve countless puzzles, partake in Treasure Quests and battle with Orcs, Trolls and fouler things. They will also be able to mine for gems, discover loot from enemies, and craft powerful magical items or build immense new LEGO structures.
It sounds like this instalment will be possessing that signature LEGO charm once again. A trio of screenshots have also surfaced, where we see Bilbo and others getting into some nasty shenanigans. LEGO The Hobbit
has no exact release date yet, but it is set to arrive in 2014 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.