No surprises: LEGO: The Hobbit delayed on Wii U

While gamers around the world are exploring a blocky Middle-earth in LEGO: The Hobbit, there’s one console that’s missing out – again. The game’s now been released for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, PC and even the 3DS, but the lowly Wii U version’s been pushed back a couple of weeks.

It’s worth noting that this is the second major delay to hit a Warner Bros game on Wii U – earlier this month, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition was pushed back on the console. Other games weren’t so lucky – DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins was cancelled completely on Wii U with no real explanation.

This time around, WBIE has kept quiet about about why this one’s been delayed, instead preferring to focus on the good parts of the freshly-released title, which draws on the first two films of Peter Jackson’s trilogy.

Tom Stone, managing director of developer TT Games reassures fans:

The LEGO: The Hobbit videogame gives LEGO and Middle-earth fans of all ages 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.

A second game – based on the third film, There and Back Again will arrive closer to the film’s release.

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