Publisher: Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
Developer: Inevitable Entertainment (console versions), Fizz Factor
Format: PlayStation 2 Computer Entertainment System, Nintendo GameCube,
Xbox Video Game System from Microsoft, PC
"The Hobbit" is a third-person action/adventure game set in
the world of Middle-earth. In the game, you take the persona of Bilbo
Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit who has been unwittingly thrust into an
Explore the mystical world of Middle-earth where you'll need to jump
gaping chasms, climb treacherous mountains, solve mind bending puzzles
and battle hordes of enemies just to survive. Meet enchanting Elves,
battle-ready Dwarves, a powerful Wizard, massive Trolls, bloodthirsty
goblins, and more as you traverse from the peaceful lands of the Shire
to the harrowing forests of Mirkwood. And that's just the beginning.
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have set the
standard for fantasy writers and creators of epic worlds. The novels
are massive best sellers, having sold close to 100 million copies worldwide
and been translated into 26 different languages. The Lord of the Rings
trilogy is the subject of three movies being created by New Line Cinema,
the second of which, The Two Towers, was released on December 18, 2002
and is one of the hottest movies of 2002/2003.
· Based upon J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, the prelude to The
Lord of the Rings
· Jump, ledge grab, shimmy, climb ropes and ladders, and journey
through the legendary world of Middle-earth with expansive 3-D action-packed
· Play in such recognizable areas as Mirkwood, Laketown, and
the Lonely Mountain.
· Meet legendary characters like Gandalf, Thorin, and Gollum
along your journey.
· Confront the dragon Smaug in the depths of Lonely Mountain
and take on teams of enemies in the epic Battle of the Five Armies.
· Behold the deep combat systems combined with the best elements
of action, stealth, role-playing and puzzle solving.
· Battle hordes of orcs, goblins, wargs and more in your epic
quest to retake Lonely Mountain.
Pricing and Availability:
"The Hobbit" is scheduled for release in September 2003. The
suggested retail price is $49.99 for the video game console versions
and $29.99 for PC.