Lego The Hobbit Confirmed for Spring 2014

TT Games is charting a course for the Lonely Mountain — a blocky, nodule-covered version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous fictional peak.

We caught wind of this one last week and this morning Warner Bros. Interactive confirmed the rumors are true. Lego The Hobbit is set for launch in spring 2014.

“In LEGO The Hobbit, kids and families will be able to take on the form of their favorite Hobbit characters, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and all of the Dwarves: Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori,” TT Games said in a statement. “Each has his own special – and quite hilarious – ability: For instance, Bombur can be used as a trampoline that enables his companions to belly-bounce out of danger.”

The game is based on the first two films in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, which diverges from the Tolkien’s source material in a number of ways. Not complaining, because I rather enjoyed the first movie. Just pointing out what gamers can expect, i.e. being pursued by Orcs on Wargs throughout and getting into trouble with a necromancer.

TT Games did a nice job with Lego Lord of the Rings, and they’ve been hitting it out of the Lego park of late with games like Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, so it’s safe for Lego game fans to set expectations at “high.”

Lego The Hobbit will be released on current and next-gen consoles as well as Windows PCs.

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