The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was announced early last year, but since then information on the project has been scarce. We know that the game will be focusing on the titular characters descent into madness after getting the ring, but beyond that nothing was revealed. Well, today we finally have a little more to go on.
Some official screenshots for the game have been released, showing various aspects of the game. Everything is looking promising so far, and Gollum’s appearance is very reminiscent to that of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. You can check the images out via the gallery below.
Daedelic Entertainment said the following about the game:
“We are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with multi-award-winning Daedalic Entertainment, to build an innovative, lore-centric game for discerning fans of The Lord of the Rings. With their focus on characters and story, enhanced by rich and evocative artwork, Daedalic is committed to ‘building games for readers who become gamers”, commented Fredrica Drotos, Brand Officer for Middle-earth Enterprises. “We eagerly anticipate the release of Daedalic’s narrative-driven adventure gameplay, which is uniquely matched to the complex, deeply-nuanced world of Middle-earth, created by J.R.R. Tolkien.”
“The Lord of the Rings is one of the most epic and renowned stories of all time – it’s an honour for us to have the opportunity to work on our own contribution to this universe,” said Carsten Fichtelmann, CEO and Co-Founder of Daedalic Entertainment. “In Gollum, players will assume the role of one of the most iconic characters in Middle-earth. We tell Gollum’s story from a perspective never seen before, in any storytelling medium, all the while staying true to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien.”
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum does not have an official release date at this point, but it is targeting a release at some point in 2021. It is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC.