LEGO The Hobbit Is Available Today

LEGO The Hobbit is available today for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, [...]

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is available today for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and Windows PC. The game will be available for Wii U on April 22. "The LEGO The Hobbit videogame gives LEGO and Middle-earth fans of all ages a fun, new way to experience the legendary adventures of Bilbo and Company as told in the first two films of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Trilogy," said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games.  "There is no better way for parents to share the beloved and classic tale told in The Hobbit films with their kids than with LEGO The Hobbit videogame, in which they can discover, explore, and build their way through Middle-earth together like never before." LEGO The Hobbit is based on the films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. A game based on the third film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is planned for a future release. LEGO The Hobbit will allow players to explore key locations from the films, such as Lake-town, Dale, Erebor, Bag End, Goblin-town, Mirkwood, Rivendell and the High Pass over the Misty Mountains.  Fans will also assume the roles of characters from the film, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor: Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori, each possessing a unique ability. One of the main new features that sets the game apart from previous LEGO games allows players to utilize the Dwarves' combined abilities such as buddy fighting, two-player attack, staff climb, mace swing and belly bounce to help them fight Orcs and other creatures or to progress through the game. The game features 16 levels, over 90 playable characters, treasure quests, gem mining, loot, and magical item crafting. The game also features drop-in/drop-out multiplayer to make it easy for family and friends to play together. Lego The Hobbit is available today.