|Digital Release:||Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
April 08, 2014 (US)
April 11, 2014 (EU)
April 16, 2014 (AU)
April 08, 2014
Nintendo Wii U
April 11, 2014 (EU)
April 22, 2014 (US)
|Delisting:||Between June 27 and June 30, 2018 - Xbox One, PlayStation 3, 4, Vita
January 01, 2019 - ALL
|Relisting (approx):||August 2018 - Xbox One
October 2018 - PlayStation 3, 4, Vita
April 24, 2020 - Steam, PlayStation 4
|Publisher:||Warner Bros. Interactive|
|Links:||LEGO The Hobbit homepage|
LEGO The Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit both returned to sale on Steam on April 24th, 2020. No statement was made by Warner Bros. or TT Games but the relisting is most likely due to renewed licensing of the Lord of the Rings IP. However, as of early May 2020 the games have yet to return to any other platforms except for LEGO The Hobbit which has been relisted on PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation 3 and Vita versions that were still available at the time of our original post have since been delisted. Our original post follows.
LEGO The Hobbit was initially delisted on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita between June 27th and June 30th, 2018. TrueAchievements.com posted on July 5th that the game had been removed from the Xbox marketplace by the end of June but only for Xbox One. We had previously confirmed that the game was available on PlayStation platforms on June 27th while researching LEGO The Lord of the Rings.
LEGO The Hobbit remained available to download on several platforms including Steam, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Xbox 360 as of July 2018. In Australia and Europe it also remained available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. In August of 2018 the digital version of the game was relisted on Xbox One according to TrueAchievements.com and later returned to sale on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita as of October 15th, 2018.
On December 20th, 2018 the game was once again put on sale on Steam through January 1st, 2019 when its price was changed to $0.00, making it unavailable to buy. All remaining console versions were likely delisted on January 1st as well. Similarly, LEGO The Lord of the Rings was put on sale for the same period and was even given away for free through Humble Bundle before also being delisted on January 1st.
The reason for the intermittent delistings of these two titles through 2018 is unconfirmed but most likely has to do with licensing. Fortunately, both games saw extensive retail release on physical media on most platforms.
About the Game
“Explore Middle-earth and visit key locations from the films, including Bag End, and trek through the treacherous High Pass over The Misty Mountains.
Partake in Treasure Quests, mine for gems, discover loot from enemies, and craft powerful magical items or build immense new LEGO structures.
Play as your favorite characters from The Hobbit films, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves: Thorin, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori.
Collect, combine and forge new items in the Blacksmith Shop using Mithril, the most precious metal in Middle-earth.
Triumph in a game of riddles and learn to wield the power of The One Ring.“