Here’s a little surprise for today- there’s a new Lord of the Rings game coming. And unlike any other, this one’s all about Gollum.
Now this is different. Not that Lord of the Rings itself is new to the world of vide games. We’ve had a bunch of Lord of the Rings games in years past. Some have even been pretty great too.
While there’ve been successes, none of those games have focused on one of the most iconic LotR characters of all time. Of course, I mean the ill-fated guardian of the ring, Gollum. And that’s just who The Lord of the Rings – Gollum will be about.
The game will open up the new agreement between Daedalic Entertainment and Middle-earth Enterprises. And that apparently includes a deeper look at the twisted former-hobbit.
“We are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with multi-award-winning Daedalic Entertainment to build an innovative, lore-centric game for discerning fans of The Lord of the Rings. With their focus on characters and story, enhanced by rich and evocative artwork, Daedalic is committed to building games for readers who become gamers,” commented Fredrica Drotos, Brand Officer for Middle-earth Enterprises. “We eagerly anticipate the release of Daedalic’s narrative-driven adventure gameplay, which is uniquely matched to the complex, deeply-nuanced world of Middle-earth, created by J.R.R. Tolkien.”
“The Lord of the Rings is one of the most epic and renowned stories of all time – it’s an honour for us to have the opportunity to work on our own contribution to this universe,” said Carsten Fichtelmann, CEO and Co-founder of Daedalic Entertainment. “In Gollum, players will assume the role of one of the most iconic characters in Middle-earth. We tell Gollum’s story from a perspective never seen before, in any storytelling medium, all the while staying true to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien.Daedalic Entertainment press release
The Lord of the Rings – Gollum is expected to hit retail shelves in 2021.