by on Mar 26, 2019

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum coming in 2021

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, a brand new adventure game that follows the skittery ring-pinching former Stoor Hobbit, is currently in development at Daedric Entertainment and Middle-earth Enterprises.

Gollum's story-driven outing will be powered by the Unreal Engine, and is slated for release in 2021 for 'all relevant console platforms at that time.' To me, that sounds like it'll be out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and most probably next-gen systems, which will surely be out by that time.

'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,' said Carsten Fichtelmann, CEO at Daedalic.

'At a time when the games industry is undergoing structural changes and seeing new business models evolve, we are excited to realise a huge new production based on a story that has stayed fresh and relevant for more than 60 years.'

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will pluck inspiration not only from author J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but also Peter Jackson's movie trilogy to chronicle Smeagol's corruption at the hands of the One Ring. 

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