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: