Games based on The Lord of the Rings have been immensely popular over the past decade, with a new game being released nearly every year since 2002. A return to Middle Earth next year with Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit will generate more interest in Tolkien’s world, so it makes sense for Warner Bros. to develop a Hobbit game.
Warner will launch a new Lord of the Rings game in November and a Hobbit title in 2012 before Peter Jackson’s movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” comes out that December. The game is one of the studio’s top releases for next year…
There has been speculation recently that the game may follow Harry Potter and Batman by going the LEGO route, but nothing seems to be confirmed yet.
The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.