After a particularly long incubation, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is almost ready to ship. Daedalic has revealed that its stealth action set in the fantasy world of JRR Tolkien will be available on May 25 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. A Switch version is planned later this year. Although the mechanics of the game are now familiar, it still promises to be a new take if you weren’t keen on the hack-and-slash of Middle-earth games from Monolith.
You play as Gollum in an untold story of his search for (what else?) the Precious during the early chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring. He’s clearly not a brawler, so he has to sneak and climb to survive. Above all, the battle inside his corrupted mind plays a key role. You must choose between giving in to Gollum’s darker impulses or clinging to Smeagol’s shreds of kindness. Although it’s an original tale based on the books, you’ll meet familiar characters and navigate a world heavily inspired by Peter Jackson. the Lord of the Rings movies.
Say Gollum Took a while to finish would be an understatement. It was originally unveiled in 2019, and even then it wasn’t expected to arrive until 2021. That year has come and gone (the pandemic hasn’t helped speed up the development), and even a September 2022 draft version did not happen after a delay that was only supposed to last “a few months” as Daedalic took longer to polish the title.
The timing could work in favor of the game. In 2019, Amazon the Lord of the Rings The TV series was still in its infancyand Tolkien’s last great game (Middle-earth: Shadow of War) was old news. Flash forward to 2023 and that’s another story. from Amazon power rings the show is a big successand cinematic effects house Weta Workshop is make your own game defined in the franchise. There is a resurgence of interest in hobbits and orcs, and Gollum could benefit from this request.