New adventure for Middle-earth fans

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iol scitech april 23 lego the hobbit YouTube.com LEGO The Hobbit is based on the first two films of The Hobbit Trilogy.

Johannesburg - Warner Bros, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced the launch of LEGO The Hobbit, available now in all major retail stores across South Africa for the Xbox 360 entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems and PlayStationVita handheld entertainment system, and the Nintendo 3DS handheld, as well as Windows PC.

“The LEGO The Hobbit videogame gives LEGO and Middle-earth fans of all ages a fun, new way to experience the legendary adventures of Bilbo and company as told in the first two films of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy,” said Tom Stone, managing director, TT Games.

“There is no better way for parents to share the beloved and classic tale told in The Hobbit films with their kids than with LEGO The Hobbit videogame, in which they can discover, explore, and build their way through Middle-earth together like never before.”

LEGO The Hobbit is based on the first two films of The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).

Additional content based on the third film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is planned to be available at a future release date.

LEGO The Hobbit will take players on epic quests and a variety of adventures as they explore key locations from the films, such as Lake-town, Dale, Erebor, Bag End, Goblin-town, Mirkwood, Rivendell and the treacherous High Pass over the Misty Mountains. Fans will also assume the roles of their favourite characters, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor: Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori, each possessing a unique and hilarious ability.

One of the main new features of the game allows players to utilize the Dwarves’ combined abilities such as buddy fighting, two-player attack, staff climb, mace swing and belly bounce to help them fight Orcs and fouler things or to progress through the game.

Friends and family will enjoy discovering Middle-earth through the easy access drop-in, drop-out gameplay option available on the consoles.

Together players will navigate 16 levels, unlock more than 90 playable characters and partake in diverse treasure quests, mine for gems, discover loot from enemies, craft powerful magical items, and collect objects as they triumph in a game of riddles and discover the power of The One Ring.

LEGO The Hobbit, developed by TT Games, is RATED 7 – 9 PG V, is now available for PlayStation4 for a suggested retail price of R699, for Xbox 360 and PS3 at a suggested retail price of R599, Wii U for a suggested retail price of R649, PSVita and Nintendo 3DS for the suggested retail price of R549 and Windows PC for the suggested retail price of R449.

For more information, please visit: LEGO.com/thehobbitvideogame.

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