The new Lord of the Rings video game, based on the character Gollum, will tell a completely new story: the story of the developers
The video game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is an official adaptation based on the literary works of JRR Tolkien. A new title that chooses to focus on the little creature from which it all began, rather than retrace the events of The Fellowship of the Ring or tell of past great heroes.
He has nothing left to lose… How far will he go to get his treasure back?
Parallel to the events described in The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is an epic action-adventure game and interactive experience. You play as the mysterious Gollum on his perilous journey and discover how to outsmart the most powerful characters in Middle-earth.
A story never told
He has escaped dangers most dare not mention, driven by the sole desire to hold in his hands again what was stolen from him. Although his desperate search is an essential part of the story created by J.R.R. Tolkien, He is not told in detail.
So, for the first time, it’s possible to follow Gollum’s untold story: an experience incredibly faithful to the books. From his escape from Mordor, where he escaped from the mouth of Sauron and the spider-demon Shelob, to the prisons of the Elven King Thanduil, father of Legolas, Gollum has many adventures and encounters on his extraordinary journey.
Developers Daedalic Entertainment have released a developer diary that discusses the story creation process and its narrative nature, How they searched for books, films and notes by author JRR Tolkien to get to the heart of the world of Middle-earth and more.
Stealth based game
After being corrupted for hundreds of years by the Ring, Gollum develops exceptional agility and keen intelligence. Use his unique abilities to explore and infiltrate legendary locations and dizzying heights. Find a way to defeat the orcs by climbing the dark tower of Barad-dûr and outwitting the elves in the mystical game of Mirkwood.
While not a fighter, Gollum is capable of choking an unsuspecting foe when the opportunity presents itself…or finding a more creative, less dangerous way to get out of trouble. For this the game will be less mobile than usual and More focused on stealth mechanics.
Gollum or Smeagol?
Gollum is one of the most amazing characters in the Lord of the Rings universe. During 500 years, he witnessed events that would destroy even the most difficult of beings. But Gollum doesn’t break, it bends, it fits.
Tormented by his split personality, he can be as ferocious and vicious as Gollum, but also as friendly and wary as Smeagol. It is up to the players to decide Which of his characters will triumph in the difficult moral choices that will determine the future of your perilous alliances.
Along with the memoirs, the developers have also released a trailer based solely on the story told by the title.
When can we play it?
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be released in 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. A version for Switch is also planned, but no official release date has been received yet.
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