The long-anticipated prequel game LOTR: Gollum has finally been given a release date; fans of the franchise will be happy to hear. The game will be released on September 1st, 2022, for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Series X|S, but the bad news for Nintendo Switch players is that the version for that platform is scheduled for a later, unknown date.
There is a cinematic trailer that you can watch below that will tell you a little bit about this prequel game.
What do we know about LOTR: Gollum so far?
LOTR: Gollum has been billed as a story-driven action-adventure game, and it was initially announced way back in March 2019. German developers Daedalic have always endorsed it as “remaining true to the vision laid out in the J.R.R Tolkien’s, The Lord of the Rings and will also explore new events and details about Gollum’s journey.” Although, we do know it will be a sort of prequel game to the events that took place in Lord of the Rings.
The narrative is what you want to know about, though, isn’t it? What has become known about LOTR: Gollum is that it will consist of players embarking on a terrifying journey as the corrupted creature himself, as he searches for the One Ring that has become his purpose in life. This prequel game will be going into lesser-known details about the tragic character’s former life, such as his little stay in the Dark Tower and when he visited the Elves of Mirkwood.
The game’s Steam page comes with a more detailed description of what to expect, it is as follows: “The decisions you make and the way you play have a direct influence on Gollum’s personality. You will constantly struggle between the two sides that are embodied by Gollum and Smeagol, it is up to you to decide whether the darker side of Gollum takes over or if there is a spark of reason in this troubled being.” Well, we do know what happens to the character, but it would be quite poetic to allow his lighter side to venture out more often, or maybe not.
LOTR: Gollum will be a vastly different game from other titles in the franchise, focusing more on an engaging and heart-wrenching story. So, that September 1st date really cannot come quick enough, can it?