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'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' teaser thick with Smaug

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Today Warner Brothers released the teaser trailer for the last installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy. In what looks to be an epic conclusion to the saga, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies teaser shows Thorin Oakenshield rallying troops to his banner, while Bard the Bowman heads up a column of gold-clad elves.

The film's release is slated for December. In the mean time, check out our deep dive on why you should be looking out for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

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