Have you managed to see the brilliant Hobbit movie over the weekend? If you have, then there’s no doubt that the colorful hobbit Bilbo Baggins is fresh in your mind after being the highlight in the movie after Frodo in the LOTR series. For those that have taken their addiction one step further and picked up the Guardians of Middle Earth game, we have some good news in store as Bilbo Baggins is now playable in the game as a piece of DLC.
It looks like his release was timed perfectly as well to coincide with The Hobbit hitting cinemas worldwide over the weekend. Frodo’s mentor can be purchased in the Guardians for Middle Earth game, at a reasonable $1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points from the respective PlayStation Store or Xbox Live Marketplace.
Alternatively, Bilbo Baggins can be acquired for free as part of the Season Pass which costs $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points and will include all downloadable content such as future guardians or new battlefields to explore. Along with Bilbo, Bert the Troll is available in this new DLC pack as well and you’ll definitely remember him if you watched the movie – one of the funniest scenes of the entire film we thought.
A gameplay video can be seen below, showing both DLC characters in action. Bilbo will be available as a Striker guardian, while Bert the Troll is playable in the Tactician guardian class. A special set of unique abilities will be available to both characters, including being able to use Bilbo’s sense skills to enter stealth for a period of time and also use a teleport move with Bilbo’s sting dagger.
The game is a must have purchase for any Lord of the Rings fan, particularly if you have been feeling starved of any action since the excellent Battle for Middle Earth games. Which DLC guardian would you like to see next though who isn’t available yet? We are probably going to see a lot more characters from The Hobbit, so who gets your pick?