"The Hobbit" is a third-person action-adventure game set in the world of Middle-earth. In the game, players take the persona of Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit who has been unwittingly thrust into an epic adventure. In the game, players explore the magical world of Middle-earth where they'll need to jump gaping chasms, climb treacherous mountains, solve mind-bending puzzles and battle hordes of enemies just to survive. They'll also meet enchanting Elves, battle-ready Dwarves, a powerful Wizard, massive Trolls, bloodthirsty Goblins, and more as they traverse from the peaceful lands of the Shire to the harrowing forests of Mirkwood.
"Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's works and newcomers to his epic adventures alike will love 'The Hobbit,'" said Charles Holtzclaw, director of marketing at Sierra. "We are aiming to give as many gamers as possible the chance to immerse themselves in the world of Middle-earth, where they will be able to walk in the hairy feet of Bilbo Baggins for the first time ever."
Under its multi-year deal with Tolkien Enterprises, Sierra has exclusive rights to create video games based on J.R.R. Tolkien's literary work The Hobbit.
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.