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Kabam and Warner Bros. Release New Updates to Hobbit Game for Film Release

Kabam has released a new update to its popular strategy game The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth just in time for the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies coming to theaters soon.

The newest updates include the following:

  • Lake-town Expansion Pack – Explore Lake-town and discover new resources and playable quests
  • The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth Magazine –  available in 15 different languages, this interactive companion app to The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth features tips and tricks, behind the scenes in game development, official news posts and more


Kabam today released Lake-town Expansion Pack for its popular mobile game The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, which is co-published with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  The free-to-play strategy game, inspired by Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film Trilogy and produced by New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), challenges players to build their own empire in Middle-earth and features fan favorites Gandalf, Legolas and Thorin Oakenshield.

In the new Lake-town Expansion Pack, Lake-town is open and ready for business. Players will be able to explore and prosper in the legendary settlement by discovering new resources and completing new quests. All new characters and heroes, such as Bard, are also available. Engaging gameplay and rich visuals inspired by the films make The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth mobile game and the Lake-town Expansion Pack a must-have for any fan.

“We worked very closely with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to make sure we got each detail of the Lake-town environment right- from the glimmer on the water, to the way the light hits the side of the buildings in town,” said Weiwei Geng, executive producer on the game. “We wanted the players to enter the city and feel immersed in the world the filmmakers created for The Hobbit films.”

An in-depth look at the Lake-town Expansion Pack can be found in The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth Magazine, an interactive app launching in conjunction with the update. This free app is available in 15 languages and will feature exclusive content such as tips and tactics, a behind-the-scenes look at development of the game, and official news posts. The app will be available for all mobile devices.

Fans can also look forward to a special in-game event on December 17th celebrating the premiere of the much anticipated film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth has grossed more than $100 million since its November 2012 release. Everyday millions of players worldwide immerse themselves in the epic world of Elves, Dwarves and Goblins, building kingdoms, forging powerful alliances, and strategizing with other gamers to purge Middle-earth of all who oppose them. Key game stats include the following:

  • More than 1.7 million alliances have been created.
  • Nearly 29 million cities have been built.
  • More than 7 million battles are waged every day.

The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth app is available for free from the App Store and on Google Play.

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