Did you always want to get Lego Lord of the Rings or Lego The Hobbit, but kept putting off picking up both adaptations for some reason? Well, you snooze; you lose. It turns out both titles have been pulled from digital distributors. Whoops!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has not provided any explanation for the sudden delisting of both Lego Lord of the Rings or Lego The Hobbit. However, people can no longer find either game on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Steam, or other digital storefronts.
Here's why this probably happened. Both Lego Lord of the Rings or Lego The Hobbit take voice acting and music from the actual movies that were released. This isn't always the case for Lego games based on movies or shows, as some installments have original soundtracks and either have new voice acting or none at all. Since these two games did rely on content from the actual films, many are speculating the the rights to use such things has expired.
The good news is, this delisting does not apply to Lego Lord of the Rings or Lego The Hobbit physical copies. If you head to Amazon, GameStop, or another retailer, you should have no problem picking up a physical console copy of either game for your system of choice. You probably should, because we thought that both games are pretty good.