Daedalic Entertainment and Nacon finally announced a new release date of the upcoming adventure game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.
The game, which was originally supposed to come out in 2021, then delayed to 2022, and finally delayed again to this year, will release for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on May 25. A Switch version is also coming, but it will be released at some point down the line. The date has not been announced just yet.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum certainly takes a very original route among the games dedicated to the popular fantasy saga by J.R.R. Tolkien, prompting the player to slide into the role of the sly antagonist that can be seen as hanging in the balance between villain and anti-hero.
The player will undertake an epic quest across Middle-earth to search for the One Ring while constantly torn between Gollum's malevolent personality and his original gentler identity as Smeagol.
To accompany the announcement, the developers also broadcasted plenty of gameplay, which you can watch below. The video also has a Q&A section at the end, providing more information about the game directly from the development team.
If you're unfamiliar with Lord of the Rings: Gollum, you can read our brand-new preview and an official description below.
Athletic and agile, sneaky and cunning. Driven by the desire to once again hold in his hands what he lost, Gollum is one of the most fascinating characters in the world of The Lord of the Rings.
He has seen things that others can not imagine, he has survived things that others would not dare mention. Torn by his split personality, he can be vicious and villainous as Gollum, but social and cautious as Sméagol.
While being vital to the story by J.R.R. Tolkien, many parts of Gollum’s quest have not been told in detail yet. In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum you get to experience this story. From his time as a slave below the Dark Tower to his stay with the Elves of Mirkwood.
Use stealth, agility and cunning to survive and overcome what lies ahead. Climb, leap and grapple your way past dangers or into advantageous spots.
While Gollum might not be a fighter, it is not unlike him to assassinate a careless enemy when the chance presents itself – or dispose of them in more creative and villainous ways.
The decisions you make and the way you play have a direct influence on Gollum’s personality: Always struggling between the two sides embodied by Gollum and Sméagol, 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. One mind, two egos - you decide!