Hi Guys, so there haven’t been many updates of late from Middle-earth, and I just thought I would check in. We are just about finished with the LEGO® Hobbit game, getting all of the extra cool features in and making sure we are feature-complete in time to polish everything up. There have been some massive improvements in the Middle-earth HUB since my last update with more brand new areas added and some great advances in navigation throughout.
We have made the HUB much bigger with the addition of HUB interiors where the player can now actually go inside Hobbit houses, find secret tombs, cellars and even navigate through long lost Elven and Dwarven ruins. It’s all coming together very nicely indeed. We have also been quite busy getting all of our hidden treasure items implemented. There is a whole new set of bizarre and wonderful items to hunt down in the levels surrounding the game. The items can be used to enhance abilities and are the key to unlocking new quests in our new quest chain system.
The addition of “loot” in The Hobbit will also mean that you can craft new items in the Blacksmith by mining hidden LEGO Ore found around Middle-earth and in story events. Orcs, Goblins and Wargs also carry loot items that can drop when they are defeated and can be used later in the Blacksmith forge to make a brand new Mithril Weapon. Get good at forging and you may even be able to forge “perfect” items that glimmer and shine to show their true craftsmanship.