We get a new the Lord of the Rings Gollum, the most interesting game of all of Tolkien's works.
Twolled and tortured by his desire for The One Ring, Gollum is a key figure at once The Hobbit and his suite, and would make a awesome central character for any game. This is clearly what the publisher Daedalic Entertainment thinks, which creates a point-and-click adventure with The artist formerly known as Sméagol in the lead role.
Created with the help of Middle-Earth Enterprises, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will take place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. After being fooled by The One Ring at The Hobbit in Bilbo Baggins, Gollum is torn apart by rage and is finally captured by a resurrected Sauron, who tortures Gollum to discover the latest information from the mighty gem – setting the scene in motion of The Lord of the Rings. Given the large space of time between the two books, there is a long way to go in the game, much of which has never been fully fleshed out by Tolkien himself.
Carsten Fichtelmann, CEO of Daedalic, said:
We tell Gollum's story from a perspective never before seen, no matter what the medium of storytelling, while remaining faithful to J.R.R. Tolkien's legendary books. As the video game industry is changing and new business models are evolving, we are eager to make a gigantic new production based on a story that has remained relevant and relevant for more than 60 years. .
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is considered the first of a new wave of licensed games based on Tolkien's epic world of fantasy. It will be launched in 2021 on "all relevant console platforms at this time". We would imagine that this includes Switch, but we obviously can not be sure for the moment. There is also little to report about the game itself, which is understandable given its distance.
What we make Know that this will not be based on Peter Jackson's acclaimed movie series. Do not expect familiar faces (or even voices). We will have a brand new distribution with different designs, and the Middle Earth world will probably be very different too.