Lego: The Hobbit game coming in 2014 - Report

Leaked promotional art suggests Traveller's Tales launching new game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel next year.

A Lego: The Hobbit game will be released in 2014 for all major platforms, leaked promotional art obtained by Lego fansite TheBrickFan (via Eurogamer) has suggested.

Image Credit: TheBrickFan

The promotional material was found on the back of instruction booklets for the 2014 Hobbit Lego sets. The art features three characters: Bilbo, Thorin, and Gandalf with what appears to be The Lonely Mountain in the background.

Lego: Lord of the Rings was released in fall 2012. Developed by Traveller's Tales, the game was an adaptation of Peter Jackson's three Lord of the Rings films.

It is possible that Warner Bros. is treating its rumored Hobbit game the same way, telling the story of all three films in one game. A WB representative was not immediately available to comment.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the third and final Hobbit film from Jackson, hits theaters in December 2014. An all-new Lord of the Rings game called Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is currently in development at Monolith Productions, though no release date has been set yet.

Lego: The Hobbit would not be the first game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel. Vivendi published The Hobbit in 2003 for GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. In addition, mobile game company Kabam released free-to-play games The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth and The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age last year.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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19 comments
PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Entirely makes perfect sense. Not surprised in the slightest. I hope they don't try and cram both The Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Hobbit onto the same disk. I don't want to pay for the LoTR games again.

This is two years away for me anyway. I simply can't bring myself to pay £40 for a LEGO game, as much as I want the Marvel game right now. I only just picked up LoTR the other day for £16.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

Well here's one you should be able to play at 1080p on the Xbox One.

benleslie5
benleslie5 moderator

Knew Lego Hobbit would get mentioned at one point but won't be released til next year :(

vduong942
vduong942

lego lord the rings was funny (especially boromir's death scene) but the game isn't s fun as lego marvel. i'll be waiting in 2015 for lego batman 3

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

im still holding off seeing any of these movies until the entire trilogy is out. im still pissed its 3 movies for such a small book. Should of been 2 movies for The Hobbit and 1 for the prologue Silmarillon. Would of been completely perfect and what a marathon thats going to be. Watching The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies back to back. I hope they do the Silmarillion, before Sauron came to full power.

Vojtass
Vojtass

LEGO The Lord of the Rings was pretty funny and addictive. :)

arqe
arqe

All the "Lego" games are better than their "Movies" also better than AAA game versions of those movies.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

This is news? It was advertised on the inside of the hobbit extended edition!

summersgod
summersgod

Lego Marvel was awesome, sooooo much replayability!!!

Saidrex
Saidrex

who plays this Lego crap? O.o

Vojtass
Vojtass

@Saidrex Me. And they are not crap, just because you think so.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Saidrex You obviously haven't.  Got LEGO City undercover for my kid.  Inwardly, I was rolling my hardcore gamer eyes, thinking "only a six year old would like this," but I must admit, it was shamelessly, crazily fun.  Are they art?  No.  But they're fun as hell.  Give them a shot.