Thanks in-part to a source close to TVL we have learned that LEGO: The Hobbit is now listed as available for pre-order on Best Buy Canada’s website.
Where previously LEGO: The Hobbit had been confirmed for a 2014 release, the Best Buy listing places the pre-order arrival specifically at March 31, 2014 – which is not a typical placeholder date for the electronics retailer. Similar listings are available for the many console iterations of the upcoming title, including PlayStation 3. However this is not an official confirmation by either Sony or Traveller’s Tales Games.
Here is how the listing details the upcoming adaptation:
LEGO The Hobbit (PlayStation Vita)
LEGO The Hobbit brings the world of Middle-earth to life in new and unexpected ways. Inspired by the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, this interactive game follows Bilbo Baggins as he is tasked with helping Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves.
Leave the comfort of the shire and embark on a journey to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost Kingdom of Erebor within the Lonely Mountain. You’ll encounter ravenous Trolls and dangerous Orcs, as well as Gollum and his precious ring. Combine the Dwarves’ unique abilities to solve this game of riddles and learn to wield the power of The One Ring.
- Explore Middle-earth: You’ll encounter key locations from the films on your journeys, including Bag End, the treacherous High Pass over the Misty Mountains, and the depths of Goblin Town, Mirkwood, and Rivendell.
- Fun LEGO gameplay: Take part in Treasure Quests, mine for gems, uncover enemy loot, craft powerful magical items and build immense LEGO structures. You can also collect, combine and forge new items in the Blacksmith Shop using Mithril, the most precious metal in Middle-earth.
- Play as your favourite Hobbit character: Each character has his own special, hilarious ability, like Bombur’s trampoline belly that lets his friends bounce out of danger. Playable characters include Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves.
To view Best Buy Canada’s listing of LEGO: The Hobbit in its entirety – Click here