07 January 2012

The Hobbit game planned for November 2012

Warner’s has announced numerous new video games they’ve got planned for the end of this year and well into next year. Their Interactive Entertainment unit is one of the few tied to a Film Studio that has proven profitable in recent years, and this new lineup promises to be equally successful.

Games based on The Lord of the Rings have been immensely popular over the past decade, with a new game being released nearly every year since 2002. A return to Middle Earth next year with Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit will generate more interest in Tolkien’s world, so it makes sense for Warner Bros. to develop a Hobbit game.

The key quote for Tolkien fans is:Warner will launch a new Lord of the Rings game in November and a Hobbit title in 2012 before Peter Jackson‘s movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” comes out that December. The game is one of the studio’s top releases for next year, along with a Lego Batman sequel and a game featuring a superhero from Warner’s DC Comics unit that Tremblay wouldn’t name.