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Lego The Hobbit based on first two 'Hobbit' films, coming in 2014

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The next Lego game from developer TT Games is Lego The Hobbit, and it will allow players to take the roles of all their favorite characters from the seminal fantasy novel, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today.

Today's news confirms a rumor from last week based on leaked promotional materials.

Lego The Hobbit will feature characters and stories from the first two entries in Peter Jackson's ongoing trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 book, The Hobbit — 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which hits theaters worldwide Dec. 13.

Players will be able to undertake the journey toward the Dwarven kingdom Erebor and the Lonely Mountain as the titular Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, as well as the wizard Gandalf and all of the Dwarves — Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori — each of whom has a unique special ability.

Stops along the way include Bag End, Hobbiton, the Misty Mountains, Goblin-town, Mirkwood and Rivendell. In addition to the Orcs and Trolls to be killed, puzzles to be solved, loot to be taken from enemies and treasure to be found, players can expect to mine for gems, craft magical items and build Lego structures.

Lego The Hobbit will be released in 2014 on every current video game platform: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You can see three screenshots from the game below.