We’re getting a brand new Lord of the Rings recreation, and it is one that may give attention to maybe essentially the most attention-grabbing character throughout all of Tolkien’s works: Gollum.
Twisted and tortured by his need for The One Ring, Gollum is a key determine in each The Hobbit and its sequel, and would make a fantastic central character for any recreation. That is clearly what writer Daedalic Leisure thinks, as it’s making a point-and-click journey with The Artist Previously Identified As Sméagol within the lead function.
Created with the help of Center-earth Enterprises, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will happen between the occasions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. After being tricked out of possession of The One Ring to Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, Gollum is torn aside by rage and is finally captured by a resurgent Sauron, who tortures Gollum to find the highly effective trinket’s newest whereabouts – setting in movement the occasions of The Lord of the Rings. Given the big area of time between each books, there’s loads of floor to cowl within the recreation, a lot of which was by no means totally fleshed-out by Tolkien himself.
Daedalic CEO Carsten Fichtelmann had this to say:
We inform Gollum’s story from a perspective by no means seen earlier than, in any storytelling medium, all of the whereas staying true to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien. At a time when the video games business is present process structural modifications and seeing new enterprise fashions evolve, we’re excited to understand an enormous new manufacturing primarily based on a narrative that has stayed recent and related for greater than 60 years.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is seen as the primary in a brand new wave of officially-licenced video games primarily based on Tolkien’s epic excessive fantasy world, and can launch on 2021 on “all related console platforms at the moment”. We would think about that features Swap, however we clearly cannot be certain at this second in time. There’s additionally little to report on the sport itself, which is comprehensible given how far-off it’s.
What we do know is that this may not be primarily based on Peter Jackson’s acclaimed film collection, so do not count on acquainted faces (or certainly voices) to look – we’ll have an all-new forged with totally different designs, and the world of Center-earth will little doubt look loads totally different, too.