Daedalic Entertainment and NACON have revealed the first gameplay footage of their story-driven adventure The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The game takes players on a journey sharing a perspective unique to Gollum, and will launch on PC, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch later this year.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is based on the legendary The Lord of the Rings trilogy of books by J.R.R. Tolkien, and tells of Gollum’s experiences from behind-the-scenes in the first chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring. After losing his precious ring to Bilbo Baggins, Gollum decides to leave the Misty Mountains and embark on a perilous journey across Middle-earth, where he encounters well-known characters from the books as well as new potential allies and antagonists.
Whether creeping through tall grass or swimming in rivers, Gollum must adapt and move in the shadows if he is to evade enemies during his adventure. From the mountains of Mordor, to the Mines of Moria, and passing through Mirkwood Forest, players will explore a variety of diverse environments and experience an enthralling narrative adventure.
It’s up to the players if they want Gollum to have the upper hand when making important decisions, or allow his Hobbit-self, Sméagol, to take over. To survive the dangers he encounters during his adventures, Gollum must use all of his cunning to distract and sneak past enemies while climbing and platforming across the vertically-designed environments.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is developed by Daedalic Entertainment in partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises and co-published by Daedalic Entertainment and NACON. The game will release on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch later this year.