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Warner Bros Has No Plans To Release LEGO The Hobbit Five Armies DLC

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.”

17 comments

  1. Why release the game in the first place anyway? This cheats all fans of these movies and the game. Maybe if you complete the game it would gain more popularity

  2. Lego games haven’t really gained my attention recently. (Other than The Lego Movie Videogame) They all seem to play the same.

  3. They should’ve just waited until after the third film before releasing the game. Now the game is just incomplete.

  4. At least they didn’t just canned the Wii U version this time. But still, WB is full of shit just like EA, Activision and especially those traitors at Ubishit.

  5. The lego games are played out. Next itll be Lego Teenage mutant ninja turtles the movie! Then Lego Guardians of the Galaxy. I could go on. Idk, I used to actually build and use legos though. So what ever.

  6. Releasing the game before all 3 of the movies were out was a stupid move. Seems as though they can easily handle movie trilogies that are completely released, but this attempt of sorts shows that it isn’t something they could handle. I’m really hoping they don’t do this crap with the next Star Wars trilogy…..to end off the games at episode 8 would be terrible…

  7. *facepalm* They should have waited til the third movie released THEN release Lego The Hobbit! I knew it was a mistake to release the game before then. But don’t worry! They’ll still give people the conclusion to Lego The Hobbit… by releasing Battle of the Five Armies in a Lego The Hobbit Trilogy game that costs 60 bucks! Enjoy buying the first 2 games again for the same price… suckers! Capitalism at it’s finest! *sarcasm*

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