Clean Yourselves Up with the LEGO The Hobbit Launch Trailer (You Dirty Hobbitses)
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Clean Yourselves Up with the LEGO The Hobbit Launch Trailer (You Dirty Hobbitses)

There and back again

LEGO game launches are becoming more regular than the seasons themselves.  The LEGO Movie Videogame has only been out for a few weeks, but hot on its tail is LEGO The Hobbit, out now on most platforms you would wish to think about.  Almost by coincidence a launch trailer for the game has also been released.

LEGO The Hobbit will have the local 2 player co-op that we have come to know and love here at Co-Optimus Towers.  The game offers the first two films in LEGO form and you can control all the dwarves from Balin all the way to Thorin:

LEGO The Hobbit will take players on epic quests and a variety of adventures as they explore key locations from the films, such as Lake-town, Dale, Erebor, Bag End, Goblin-town, Mirkwood, Rivendell and the treacherous High Pass over the Misty Mountains. Fans will also assume the roles of their favorite characters, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor: Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori, each possessing a unique and hilarious ability. One of the main new features of the game allows players to utilize the Dwarves' combined abilities such as buddy fighting, two-player attack, staff climb, mace swing and belly bounce to help them fight Orcs and fouler things or to progress through the game.

The use of 2 player attacks and buddy fighting suggests that there may be an increase in how much the 2 players will actually co-op with one another, which will be great for the series, as some recent games have been more like two players happening to exist in the same world than actively co-oping with one another.