Developed by Daedalic Entertainment, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been in active development for quite some time now. The game is set to be a canonical story in the Middle-Earth mythos. It will follow the titular creature after he discovers The One Ring which is set before the events of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The game is said to fill in the gaps or provide additional context to the events that happen in Tolkien’s books.
The game was originally set to release in 2021 but it has been delayed to 2022, launching on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. We are still waiting for a release date, but this will come soon so keep your eyes peeled.
The new game has been long-awaited by hardcore LotR fans…and fans of this legacy are endless. The Lord of the Rings is one of the world’s most popular book series. According to Facebook, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have both ranked as two of the most popular books by users, behind the Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird. Apart from the awaited The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, there are countless of other LotR games, with the latest one released in 2017, Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The top-rated game is The Lord of the Rings Online, released in 2007 and the fully licensed slot game from Microgaming at some of the best mobile casinos, comes to a close second.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum trailed showed Smeagol battling against his split personality as Gollum, trying to commit villainous acts to protect the ring. However, there is still a lot to learn on the game and we cannot wait till more is revealed soon.
One thing’s for sure…the PS5 version will have a number of features due to its DualSense controller. Jonas Husges, a member of Daedalic, claims that the controller’s triggers will come in handy to portray Gollum’s stamina. The more Gollum tires himself out by running, the more resistance will be applied to the triggers to indicate that he is getting tired.
Daedalic has also confirmed that ray-tracing will be a feature in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The developers have hinted that it could be used dynamically in the game’s level design such as using lighting to help and hinder the player in their running, shadows to manoeuvre safely from enemies, while moving light sources to expose Gollum. Ray-tracing can turn the game into a unique and challenging stealth-based game, something we haven’t seen before.
The game is also set to visit a number of locations. The opening will feature Barad-dur, a Mordor stronghold in which Gollum is being held captive. Daedalic also promised scenes in areas across Middle-Earth.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is set to release soon, and it looks incredibly promising. We are expecting Daedalic to deliver a unique stealth-based game that fits perfectly into Tolkien’s mythos.
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