Official Hobbit Games Make The Perilous Journey To Phones And Browsers

As the geek cinema event of the year slowly approaches, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment teams with Kabam to create a pair of social strategy games loosely tied to Bilbo's epic journey.

I say loosely tied because I don't recall Bilbo creating and managing his own fantasy kingdom as players will do in The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth for mobile phones.

Nor did he, and mind you it's been a while since I read the book, take command of a large army as players will in the browser-based The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age. There were armies, of course, but just that one major battle. I am assuming there will be more than that in the browser game, which will feature Bilbo and Gandalf the Off-White as champions amidst the armies of Dwarves, Elves and Man.

Both Hobbit tie-ins are due to launch before Christmas. Interested parties can sign up for The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age beta right now.


    Would have been so epic to have this movies before tlotr.

    Gah - damn Legolas... Want to know how PJ has inserted Orlando's only worthy role into a tale in which Legolas isn't even a part of...

      PJ has often said he intends to explore the appendices, where Legolas is heavily involved in the initial hunt for Gollum. He'll probably make a non-canon appearance in Mirkwood too.

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