You Can ‘Tour’ Middle Earth on Google Maps Now

By Patrick Coffee Comment

You read that right. Google and Warner Brothers have paired up to promote The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugĀ by empowering superfans to “tour” certain areas of Middle Earth via Google Maps. Here’s the site.

Of course, Google also encourages users to download Chrome for the optimized 3D experience. See what they did there?

There’s a trailer too:

“Trollshaw?” Is that Google’s new name for the YouTube comments section?

At any rate, these tours look more exciting than the first Hobbit movie, so color us ever-so-slightly intrigued!