LEGO The Hobbit: The Videogame revealed
Ah the humble instruction book, once home to mere instructions, the odd customer careline telephone number and if your really unlucky some foreign languages. They’re not normally the first place you’d expect a brand new videogame to be announced – well until now. Brickset member sidersdd has recently got their hands on some of the next Hobbit sets not due on sale until December 1st and within their instruction booklets is an advert for a LEGO The Hobbit videogame due in 2014.
To be fair this was to be expected as the Lord of the Rings films were given the LEGO Videogame treatment last year and The Hobbit is another of Warner Bros. Pictures releases so it would be more surprising if Warner-owned TT Games didn’t develop a Hobbit-flavoured LEGO videogame. But it’s nice to have it indirectly confirmed. Expect it to use the audio of the movies like LEGO LOTR game did and it should release around Christmas 2014, when the final Hobbit film also hits cinemas. LEGO The Hobbit: The Videogame is expected to release on all major platforms including the all-new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems, although they’ll be a little less new this time next year.
In more current news, the new wave of The Hobbit sets based around the second film – Desolation of Smaug are out in a matter of weeks and pre-booking your tickets at Vue will bag you an exclusive The Hobbit minifigure.
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TT Games are also working on The LEGO Movie videogame, which was announced during San Diego Comic Con earlier in the year and is due out in February next year. Thanks to the Brickset Forum and neoape for the information.