Step onto the bricks of Middle Earth in the latest instalment of the LEGO games; LEGO: The Hobbit. Join your favourite characters on an unexpected journey and on to a block-breaking adventure though the Shire and beyond on your Wii U.
Based on the J.R.R. Tolkien book and the recently-released films, The Hobbit gets a humorous twist as you travel through a land made entirely of LEGO blocks. There are all the Tolkien characters you'd expect, including Gandalf and Gollum, and the introduction is even voiced by Christopher Lee.
An open world adventure
Explore Middle Earth, collect loot and take your place in battles as a Hobbit called Bilbo Baggins departs on an adventure with a band of dwarves, which will take him further from home than he's ever been before.
LEGO fans will be accustomed to swapping characters, but LEGO: The Hobbit introduces an element of teamwork and brings the bond between the dwarves to the fore. Each dwarf has their own ability, but you can also form a tag-team with another dwarf for an even more powerful attack. Use a hookshot to overcome obstacles, or bounce around the battle on Bombur's belly to defeat bosses and blitz puzzles.
Riddles in the dark
To gain control of The One Ring, you'll need to be light on your feet and quick to respond. Whether you're gathering materials or following the main quest, there's plenty to keep you busy.
Take part in a riddle challenge in the depths or outwit trolls as you make your way through the fantasy landscape.
Mithril and more
You'll need to collect items from your travels to complete Instruction Builds as you go, which will be found as you bash and destroy all the bricks in your path as you travel. Completing these builds requires fast reactions as you select the right LEGO bits for the perfect creation.
As well gaining items from a number of mini-games, you'll also need to keep your eye out for mithril as you work your way across Middle Earth. Stronger than steel but lighter than expected, this precious metal will allow you to forge new and powerful weapons for your party to use - when you visit the Blacksmith's Shop you'll find something to boost everyone.
Whether you're kept happy with Hobbits or just have a love for LEGO, come and join Bilbo's adventure in LEGO: The Hobbit on the Wii U.
Product code: 095625