The Lord of the Rings: Gollum targets 2022 release with early footage

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Last night, a Nacon Connect event showed Daedalic Entertainment's The Lord of the Rings: Gollum in some pre-alpha gameplay footage that included extra details from producer Harald Riegler. The action-adventure game is apparently targeting a cross-gen launch on PS4 and PS5 late next year.

Reigler explained the intention behind the game with a reverence for the work of the legendary fantasy author J. R. R Tolkien. "Gollum has always fascinated us. While being completely essential to the story written by J. R. R. Tolkien, Gollum's long chase for his precious ring has never been told in detail. Yet, his incredible journey from Mordor through Mirkwood to the Mines of Moria takes players to places they haven't seen like this before while setting the stage for events that will ultimately decide the fate of all of Middle-Earth."

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum trailer shows a little bit of stealth and parkour gameplay, but predominantly featured the glorious environments of Middle-Earth. The draw of Gollum, Riegler explains, is that "he has learned not to take any sides other than his own, and some of the most powerful beings in Middle-Earth want him either captive, or dead." While the big dogs of the series like Gandalf and Thranduil are shown, Riegler stresses that the real niche characters have "interesting personalities less known to players but nonetheless essential to the events unfolding."

The game is set to release next year in the late months of fall on PS4 and PS5. Has the trailer enticed you? Who wins in a bare-knuckle fight: Gollum or Clank? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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