Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, video game developer and publisher, announced that a new game titled "Lego The Hobbit" will be developed by TT Games based on JRR Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel "The Hobbit". The game will follow the first two films of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit Trilogy".
The announcement confirms the rumoured leak last week on Lego developing the game based on the Hobbit series. The game will feature characters and stories from the first two film of Jackson, namely "An Unexpected Journey" (2012) and "The Desolation of Smaug" (2013) on The Hobbit.
Lego The Hobbit will take players on a journey throughout Middle-earth, toward the Dwarven kingdom Erebor and the Lonely Mountain. Players will join the quest of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey and the Dwarves like Thorin whose company includes Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori. All the characters in the quest will have a special power.
Players will have to make stops at Bag End, Hobbiton, the Misty Mountains, Goblin-town, Mirkwood and Rivendell. Players will also be tasked to kill Orcs and Trolls, solve puzzles, steal from their enemies and find treasures. Players can expect gem mining, crafting of magical items and may have to build huge Lego structures, Polygon reported.
"We are thrilled to depict the characters and environments of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth in LEGO form with the 'LEGO The Hobbit' video game," said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games.
"Our family-friendly take on these thrilling adventures will have kids and parents playing and laughing together as they build and explore in LEGO Middle-earth."
Lego The Hobbit is slated to release in 2014 for both current and next-generation consoles like PC, Mac, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.