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Everything We Know About The Lord of the Rings: Gollum So Far - Release Date, Story, And More

The next thing in Lord of the Rings is just around the corner.
by Natalie Collazo on March 13, 2023   

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Daedalic Entertainment's upcoming game, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, promises to give players a unique perspective on Middle-earth. In this game, players will control the infamous Gollum and use his agility and stealth to traverse perilous environments in various iconic locations, including Mirkwood, Barad-dur tower, and Cirith Ungol.

Although a release date for the game has yet to be officially announced, rumors suggest that it may launch later this year alongside other highly anticipated games of 2023. Despite some setbacks, fans have been eagerly anticipating this game since its initial reveal in 2019. Fortunately, we have been gradually learning more about what we can expect from this exciting adventure.

Players can anticipate encountering some familiar characters from the Lord of the Rings series, such as the wise wizard Gandalf and the Elven King Thranduil, as well as some new faces. The game is also slated to be available across multiple platforms, including the Xbox Series X and PS5.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum release date and platforms?

The highly anticipated game, The Lord of the Rings Gollum, has faced a few bumps in the road. Originally slated to release in 2021, fans eagerly awaited its arrival only to be disappointed when it was delayed until September 1, 2022. However, it seems the team at Daedalic Entertainment had a change of heart, deciding to push back the release even further to ensure that players get the best possible experience. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is officially set to be released on May 25, 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, according to a recent press release from the games developer. 

What is the story of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum?

Instead of retreading familiar territory from The Lord of the Rings books, the game will delve into the mysterious backstory of one of the series' most intriguing characters: Gollum.

According to Carsten Fichtelmann, CEO and co-founder of Daedalic Entertainment, the game will focus on Gollum's experiences before he ever appeared in the books. "We have the story that we all know from the book, but everything that happens to him before he appears in the book are the main things we will see in our game," he said. Players will get to witness Gollum's journey from his acquisition of the One Ring to the moment he first appears in the books.

The game will begin in Barad-dur, a Mordor fortress where Gollum is being held against his will. In the first gameplay reveal from Daedalic, we saw Gollum attempting to escape from the tower and reach a gate. The game will also take players beyond Mordor to other parts of Middle-earth, such as the land of the elves, where they will encounter a variety of characters from The Lord of the Rings.

What characters will be in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum?

Players will encounter a mix of familiar and new characters throughout their journey. The elven king Thranduil, father of Legolas, and the fearsome Nazgul will both make appearances, alongside the wise wizard Gandalf. However, this Gollum game takes a departure from the cinematic portrayal of the character, opting for a design that emphasizes his pre-Ring humanity. As producer Kai Fiebig explains, "We started with the person he was and then evolved him."

Along with encountering these established characters, players will also meet new faces like Mell, a young elf in Mirkwood, and Greshneg, who appears in the formidable fortress of Barad-dur. The game promises a range of friendly and unfriendly characters to interact with, as well as challenging levels that will require players to rely on their allies' help.

Are there any gameplay trailers for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum?

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has a gameplay trailer as revealed by PlayStation that showcases Gollum's movement as well as the game's unique visual style.

Check back with DailyGamer for more news and information about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum!


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