The first trailer for the upcoming “Lego The Hobbit” video game is out, revealing a comedic take on Middle-earth and its small-statured denizens.
The game, which was announced in November, will be based on the first two films in Peter Jackson’s planned “Hobbit” trilogy — “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and the recently released “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”
Like TT Games‘ previous Middle-earth-themed installation “Lego The Lord of the Rings,” gameplay in “The Hobbit” will focus on solving puzzles, finding treasure and battling dark forces, including orcs, trolls and goblins.
Gamers will be able to play as Bilbo (portrayed in the films by Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) and all 13 dwarfs in the company. The trailer also features scenes with the cave-dwelling Gollum, hungry trolls, mischievous goblins and even Azog, the pale orc who hunts Bilbo and his companions throughout their journey. Elves Tauriel and Legolas also make an appearance, wielding their bows and arrows, as well as wizard Radagast, with his rabbit-pulled sled.
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.
“Lego The Hobbit” will be available in 2014 on major consoles as well as PC and Mac.
Meanwhile, “The Desolation of Smaug” raked in a studio-estimated $73.7 million during its opening weekend. 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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