It has been 18 years after the last The Lord of the Rings movie but only now, one of the key characters of the entire trilogy is getting his own video game. That’s right, folks. Gollum, the former Stoor Hobbit known as Smeagol, has its own adventures in an upcoming video game called The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.
How Gollum came to be is no mystery. It was detailed in the opening scene of 2003’s The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. However, the game, which is described as a stealth-action adventure, offers a brand-new perspective of the character plagued by split personality:
“The Lord of the Rings™: Gollum™ is a story-driven action-adventure, where players take on the role of Gollum to win back his precious lost ring. They have to climb, jump and sneak through dangerous areas, avoid getting caught and try to keep the upper hand. Gollum is skillful and sly, but also torn by his split personality. It is up to you to decide whether the darker side of Gollum takes over or if there is a spark of reason left in what once was Sméagol.”
No surprise here. The single objective of Gollum is to secure his ‘precious’ which sounds fun and boring at the same time.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is set to arrive in 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. The game is developed by Daedalic Entertainment (of Glitchpunk) in partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises and co-published by Daedalic and NACON.
Skip ahead for the game’s teaser video.
Images: Daedalic Entertainment.