The sneaky adventure of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will release on 1st September 2022 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC – the Switch version will come later in the year. To go with the launch date announcement, Daedalic has released a new cinematic trailer.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is pitched as a bit of a side-story to the main The Lord of the Rings saga, following the character of Gollum’s concurrent journey that he went on during the early chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring. It’s at this time that he sets out from the Misty Mountains, heading to the fringes of Mordor, through the Wood-elves realm of Mirkwood and beyond.
It’s a stealth action adventure, but one that is especially story-driven with players getting to choose which of the two conflicting personalities gets to shine through. Do you want it to be the kind-natured Hobbit-self of Sméagol, or the mean, selfish nature of Gollum? Various decision points will let you decide.
Further Reading: The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Preview
The game was announced in 2019 but there was precious little information at the time. We’ve seen a few snippets of the game over the last couple of years, each on showing the game’s visual promise, and if you’re a fan of Tolkien’s books or their accompanying movie adaptations The Lord of the Rings Gollum looks like it’s going to bring this world to you in a fresh new way, and from a point of view we’ve never seen before. Of course, they’re banking on the fact that everyone loves Gollum, even if it isn’t Serkis behind the motion capture mask.
While originally planned for release in 2021, production has taken longer than Daedalic would have hoped for various reasons, forcing them to push their release target back to 2022. That release date has now been set for 1st September.
Source: press release