Daedelic Entertainment has released the first actual gameplay for the upcoming Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The game was announced back in 2019 and aims to now release in September. This is the first real and proper gameplay trailer for the game. Up to now, we have only really seen snippets of teasers, in-game screenshots and concept art.
For those who don’t know, Lord of the Rings: Gollum is based on the original book series and follows Gollum who was once a Hobbit named Smeagol. He has a tragic tale of corruption and obsession with the magic ring. As his need for the ring grew stronger, he slowly withered away and turned into this strange-looking cave creature we know today as Gollum.
Daedelic Entertainment says that Lord of the Rings: Gollum will touch on Gollum’s time as a slave below the Dark Tower. He will also interact with iconic characters from the series. The gameplay in the trailer does look pretty generic at the moment and seems Gollum sneaking around, climbing up vines and avoiding almost all contact with the creatures around him. The game is still in development so I will forgive the wonky-looking animations and stiff gameplay.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a story-driven action RPG where our twisted protagonist is on a quest to regain the only thing precious to him. Torn by his fractured psyche, players will have to manage both Sméagol and Gollum on a journey that will take him across famous locales, revealing more about his time as a slave below the Dark Tower and his stray with the Elves of Mirkwood, as he interacts with iconic characters from the series.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum is set to launch on 1 September 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. There’s also a Nintendo Switch port in the works set to launch at a later date. Here’s the trailer: