Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced it currently has no plans to release DLC for LEGO The Hobbit. In an official statement released today, the publisher confirmed The Battle of the Five Armies DLC – which sees Smaug’s end and an epic-scale battle between the citizens of Middle-earth and its evil forces – is no longer in development.
Shortly after the game’s multiplatform release in April last year, Warner Bros together with TT Games informally revealed that plans for a third film expansion were in place. However, with both the developer and publisher’s quiet stance on the matter, fans of the game feared the promised DLC had been canned. It’s uncertain how long the expansion was in development and exactly when it was ceased by Warner Bros. In our review of the Wii U game, we awarded it a gracious 7, despite the game’s flaws and deeply unsatisfactory end. You can view Warner Bros’ official statement below.
“The LEGO The Hobbit videogame gives LEGO and Middle-earth fans a fun, new way to experience the legendary adventures of Bilbo and company as told in the first two films of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. The game provides an excellent set-up for the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s film, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. There are no plans to develop DLC based on the final film of the trilogy.”