The Lord of the RIngs: Gollum

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Will be Coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X

Developers Daedalic Entertainment announced a new Lord of the Rings video game last year. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a stealth-based action-adventure title that focuses on Tolkien’s popular character Gollum. While we know the game has been in development for some time now, the developers have confirmed that it will be headed to next-gen consoles including the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, you will take the role of Gollum but according to Daedalic Entertainment, it will not be the character you know from the movie series. Instead, it will tell a prequel story to the books in a narrative-driven experience.

In an interview with EDGE and, Senior Producer Kai Fiebig said;

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FB7E27″ class=”” size=”21″]”We don’t want to displease the folks who have only seen the movies. But in short, he doesn’t look like Andy Serkis. We started with the person he was and then evolved him. You can see that this was once something like a human being before the Ring corrupted him. We have more storytelling possibilities than the movies ever had, and for us, it was very important to show a different set of emotions.”

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will focus on the characters iconic split personality and players will be able to use it to help them in the game.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FB7E27″ class=”” size=”21″] “In many games, it’s unintentionally funny when characters say, ‘Hmmm, I won’t be able to get through there, it’s full of guards’. We’re able to give the player direct guidance about navigation because Gollum talks to himself all the time anyway. “It’s not just choosing to be Sméagol or Gollum, because, for Gollum as an entity, it’s not that easy. Each personality is being attacked by the other; each has to defend himself.”

Apart from that, players will also be able to make narrative choices through Gollum’s personalities that will change the course of the game. It sure sounds like it is going to be a fresh new take on the Lord of the Rings series for sure. The game is set for a 2021 release on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC.

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