The Lord of the Rings franchise has been one of the most popular and enduring in the history of pop culture. J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy novels have been adapted into a series of blockbuster films, video games, and even tabletop games. Now, the beloved franchise is set to return in a brand new form – a video game centered around the character of Gollum. This article will take a deep dive into what we know so far about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum game, its development, story, and gameplay.
- Release Date: May 25, 2023
- Developer: Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
- Publishers: Daedalic Entertainment GmbH, Nacon
- Mode: Single-player video game
- Genres: Action-adventure game, Adventure
- Engine: Unreal Engine 4
- Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows
- Adapted From: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is being developed by Daedalic Entertainment, a German video game developer known for narrative-driven adventure games like The Whispered World and Deponia. The game was announced in March 2019 and is being developed for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. It is set to be released sometime in 2023.
The game’s story is set to take place during the events of The Lord of the Rings, but it will follow the story of Gollum, a character who played a significant role in the books and movies. The game will explore the character’s internal struggles as he attempts to overcome his addiction to the One Ring and escape the clutches of Sauron’s minions. According to Daedalic Entertainment, the game will feature a branching narrative that will allow players to make choices that affect the story’s outcome.
Throughout the Lord of the Rings series, Gollum goes through a significant transformation. Initially, he is a wretched creature, driven mad by the power of the Ring. However, as the series progresses, Gollum becomes a more complex character, with moments of humanity and even heroism. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum promises to explore this character arc in greater detail, giving players the chance to experience Gollum’s journey firsthand.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is an action-adventure game that promises to offer a unique gameplay experience. The game is set to feature a mix of stealth, narrative-driven gameplay, and exploration and puzzle-solving.
One of the most intriguing gameplay mechanics of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is the emphasis on stealth. Gollum is a character who operates in the shadows, and the game promises to reflect that. Players will need to use Gollum’s small size and agility to avoid enemies and navigate through dangerous environments. Stealth mechanics are not new to video games, but the focus on Gollum’s unique abilities should make for an interesting twist on the formula.
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The game was announced by Daedalic Entertainment in March 2019 for release in 2021. With the Nacon agreement announcement, the game was delayed to 2022. On 24 May 2022, it was announced on the game’s official Twitter page that the developers were currently targeting a release date of September 1, 2022 for the Steam service and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The Nintendo Switch version was announced to be coming on November 30, 2022. On July 25, 2022, the developers announced a further delay of “a few months”. After missing its planned 2022 release dates, Nacon announced that the game is set for a May 2023 release for Steam, PlayStation and Xbox, with a Switch version later in 2023.