Bilbo Baggins and his short-statured traveling companions are joining forces against Lego baddies in a new video game.
“Lego The Hobbit,” from TT Games, will be based on the first two films in Peter Jackson’s planned “Hobbit” trilogy — “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and the upcoming “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”
The family-friendly take on the franchise will offer gamers of all ages the ability to play as Bilbo (portrayed in the films by Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) and all 13 dwarfs in the company. The game features Lego versions of key locations from the films, including Bag End, Bilbo’s Hobbit hole, the Misty Mountains, Mirkwood, Rivendell and more.
Like the previous Middle-earth-themed installation “Lego The Lord of the Rings,” the Hobbit gameplay will focus on solving puzzles, finding treasure and battling dark forces, including orcs, trolls and goblins.
“Lego The Hobbit” will be available in 2014 on major consoles as well as PC and Mac.
Meanwhile, “The Desolation of Smaug” is set to open in theaters on Dec. 13. The third and final film in the trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” is slated for a December 2014 release.
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