Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies cover a lot of territory, and not just metaphorically speaking. Middle-earth is a vast land that harbors all sorts of unique locales which are usually only touched upon in the films. Seeing as the crux of both trilogies relies heavily on our own knowledge of where we have been and where we will soon be going, it seems only natural to have a guide to keep track of the immense world that J.R.R. Tolkien has created.
So, with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug closing in, New Line Cinema and Google have partnered up to give us an interactive guide into the world of Middle-earth unlike any other. Not only filled with useful information on its inhabitants, the guide also provides some unique ways of immersing yourself into Middle-earth that goes beyond just a simple mapping system. Get more details after the break. [Read more...]