‘LEGO The Hobbit’ Previewd in New Trailer

By: Sean Patterson - December 16, 2013

Last month TT games surprised nobody by announcing LEGO The Hobbit. Similar to LEGO Lord of the Rings, LEGO The Hobbit will allow players to explore Tolkien’s Middle-Earth as envisioned by Peter Jackson in The Hobbit: And Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The third Hobbit movie will almost certainly get its own LEGO game adaptation.

Players will take on the role of a young Bilbo Baggins and dozens of other Hobbit characters, including all of the dwarves and Gandalf himself.

The game will be coming to nearly every video game platform, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, and PC. The content and graphics will, of course, vary from platform to platform, and it isn’t out of the question that LEGO The Hobbit will one day make its way to mobile platforms, as LEGO Lord of the Rings has for iOS.

Warner Bros. and TT Games today released the first trailer for LEGO The Hobbit. Unsurprisingly, the game heavily resembled the Hobbit movies and uses much of the same dialogue and sound effects. This is augmented by the added silliness that has always been part of the charm of the LEGO video games:

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  • drd7of14

    Why can’t the dialogue be original with the Lego LOTR game and, now, the Hobbit games? I mean, I understand there use to not be dialogue at all in these games, but I was hoping for something more original after LOTR was less than great in that aspect. My problem is, that the original cinematic of every sequence are replicated, and then made silly in LEGO. I liked the original rework on the sets. Granted, original works not based on specific movies and such are better. Marvel and DC were really good for this reason, and I assume Undercover. Even emulating scenes like the Lego Star Wars games, they seemed to have more freedom cause there was “no dialogue”, but I would hope that they wouldn’t rip out the audio for those too, especially cause it would have been dreadful for the 1st one. Jeez…