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LEGO: The Hobbit Release Date Announced

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We finally have a release for the upcoming LEGO game, “LEGO: The Hobbit.” Announced by Warner Bros, the game will release on April 11th on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC and Mac.

“LEGO: The Hobbit” will feature a storyline that correlates with those depicted in the first two movies in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.

From the makers of the immensely popular LEGO® The Lord of the Rings, comes LEGO The Hobbit, inspired by the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) as well as the collection of LEGO The Hobbit constructions sets. The interactive game of LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along their favorite scenes from the films and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. Bilbo leaves the comforts of the Shire on a journey through Middle-earth to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost Kingdom of Erebor within the Lonely Mountain. Along the way, he is introduced to ravenous Trolls, dangerous Orcs and, of course, Gollum and his precious Ring. Players will utilize and combine the Dwarves’ unique abilities – often with hilarious results – to solve the most diverse Quests of any LEGO videogame to date.

Game Features:

  • Explore Middle-earth and visit key locations from the films, including Bag End, and trek through the treacherous High Pass over The Misty Mountains, or discover the depths of Goblin Town, Mirkwood and Rivendell.
  • Partake in Treasure Quests, mine for gems, discover loot from enemies, and craft powerful magical items or build immense new LEGO structures.
  • Play as your favorite characters from The Hobbit films, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves: Thorin, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori. Each has his own special – and quite hilarious – ability. For example, Bombur can be used as a trampoline that enables his companions “belly-bounce” out of danger!
  • Collect, combine and forge new items in the Blacksmith Shop using Mithril, the most precious metal in Middle-earth.
  • Triumph in a game of riddles and learn to wield the power of The One Ring.
  • Play with family and friends with easy access drop-in, drop-out gameplay option. (Available on console only.)
  • Play with family and friends using wireless play. (3DS and Playstation Vita only and two copies of the game required.)

The game will likely be similar to the other “LEGO: Lord of the Rings” game that was released last year.

You can watch the announcement below:

LEGO The Hobbit Videogame Officially Announced for 2014

legohobbitgame2Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group have officially announced the next installment in the LEGO video game franchise. “LEGO The Hobbit” will adapt the legendary tale from the book by J.R.R. Tolkien and Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit Trilogy.”

The game will be based on the first two films of “The Hobbit Trilogy,” The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, opening worldwide beginning December 13, 2013. Following the storyline of the first two films, “LEGO The Hobbit” will take players on quests throughout Middle-earth, joining Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, and Thorin Oakenshield and Company in their exciting adventures toward the Dwarven Kingdom of Erebor.

Players 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.

Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games, said,

“We are thrilled to depict the characters and environments of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth in LEGO form with the ‘LEGO The Hobbit’ video game. 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.”

“LEGO The Hobbit” will be available in 2014 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation, Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, as well as Windows PC and Mac.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Trailer Recreated With LEGOs

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I could never not post this amazing video. The Brotherhood Workshop recently debuted their latest trailer recreation for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug using LEGOs. And it is probably one of the best things you will see today. Continue reading

Lego Lord of the Rings Is On Its Way

Warner Bros. has confirmed that it will release a widely expected Lord of the Rings Lego videogame.

Packaging for Lego’s new line of LOTR toys, inspired by the three Peter Jackson movies based on the books, reveals the title is on the way. The news was announced last week and confirmed on the Lego Official Website.

In preparation for the game release, Lego will be releasing a new toy set based on the characters. The toy set based on the characters and upcoming game will be hitting stores Summer 2012.

Toy News predicted that Warner Bros. will officially unveil the new Lego game within the next few weeks, leading up to the E3 video games exhibition, and possibly at the show itself.

The game’s creation conveniently coincides with the upcoming release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, coming to theaters Dec. 14.

The Lego video game series has done extremely well with hit titles such as the Lego Star Wars series, and Lego Batman. There have been four Lego Star Wars video games: Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (2005) Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006) Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007) Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (2011). As of February 13, 2009, Lego Star Wars: The Video Game has sold over 6.7 million copies worldwide, Lego Star Wars II has sold over 8.2 million, The Complete Saga has sold over 3.4 million, and the three combined have sold over 20 million.

With the game sets, and the film coming out this year, the Lego LOTR video game will most likely do very well commercially. It also seems the Lego video games have a stable fan base that are anticipating this new release.