In the latest cinematic trailer for Daedalic Entertainment’s The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Gollum takes on a group of nasty, filthy Orcses and gives them a shower of molten fire.
Not only does the trailer see Gollum do battle with a group of Orcs, but it also shows the character struggling between his two personalities.
Take a look.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is described by Daedalic in a press release as a “stealth-action adventure.”
They further elaborate that it “is 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,” the press release states. “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,” the press release concludes.
Daedalic Entertainment Producer Harald Riegler provided further details about the game in a YouTube video back in July.
He says, “By looking at events from his angle, players will experience Middle-earth through the eyes and twisted mind of one of the most iconic characters of all time. All of that in our very own artistic style.”
Riegler also touched on the gameplay, “From his time in the slave pits of the Dark Tower to his stay with the Elves of Mirkwood, Gollum will creep, sneak, and trick his way past faithful detailed environments, some of which have never been seen before in such detail.
“The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a cinematic stealth-action adventure. It mixes stealth and parkour gameplay, and really leverages Daedalic’s expertise in crafting engaging stories,” he adds.
Riegler then revealed just who Gollum will encounter in the game, “In the game, you will meet some iconic characters, but also interesting personalities less known to players, but nonetheless essential to the events unfolding.”
He continued, “we’ve been highly faithful to the descriptions in the books depicting for instance the Mouth of Sauron, the lieutenant of Barad-Dur who is constantly scheming on behalf of his Dark Lord. In the game we will see his face for the first time.”
“But also Thranduil, King of the Elves of Mirkwood, father of Legolas. And, last but not least, Gandalf, the Wizard,” the producer announced.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is expected to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, XboxOne, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch in 2022.
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