LEGO: The Hobbit Delayed on Wii U

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced earlier this week that LEGO: The Hobbit will see a slight delay on Wii U to April 22.

LEGO: The Hobbit is available now for all other announced systems — Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. But the Wii U version of LEGO: The Hobbit is now planned for April 22, according to a Warner Bros. press release touting the game’s launch. The publisher strangely gave no explanation whatsoever for the delay on Nintendo’s console.

“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,” said Tom Stone, managing director of TT Games, in the press release. Warner Bros. states that more content based on the third film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will arrive at a later date.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time a Warner Bros. game for Wii U has experienced setbacks. Earlier this month, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate — Deluxe Edition saw a delay for Wii U in Europe. And earlier this year, Warner Bros. canceled DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins on Nintendo’s home console. Let’s hope they get back on track soon.

IGN has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment on LEGO: The Hobbit’s delay on Wii U.