The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was announced back in 2019, but only now the developers have finally decided
What is known
Daedalic Entertainment, developers of The Lord ofthe Rings: Gollum, was interviewed by EDGE journalist for the February issue of the magazine. In conversation, the creators of the game said that the project will be released in 2021 on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC.
In addition to platforms, developers have revealed more details about the main characters of the game - Gollum. The team decided to create their own version of the character, since the books do not have a sufficiently accurate description.
“Tolkien initially did not give the exact dimensions of Gollum. In the first illustrations he is gigantic! He’s like a monster coming out of a swamp, ”- art director Matthias Fisher.
At the same time, Daedalic won't upset the players,who saw only films, even though Gollum will not be an exact copy of the "cinema" incarnation. It is possible that the developers will take the version from the movie adaptations of the books as the basis, but they will make their own adjustments.
Fisher also confirmed that Nazg Lordl, the ghost of the ring, will appear in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. Unfortunately, the developers did not tell what role the character will take in the game.
Gameplay The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be a stealth action. Since two personalities are fighting in Gollum's head, the developers decided to introduce the appropriate mechanics.
“It's not just a choice to be Smeagol or Gollum,because for Gollum, as a subject, it is not so simple. Each person is attacked by the other and everyone must defend himself. You may have two, three, or four conflicts in each chapter that will lead to a final solution. And at this moment, for example, the final decision will be more difficult for Smeagol, if you have always fought for the side of Gollum, ”said game designer Martin Wilks.
Finally, Daedalic CEO Karsten Fichtelmann confirmed that the studio received a long-term contract. Therefore, plans to make two or three more games, but about other characters.