At the Future Games Show, Daedalic Entertainment showed off a "sneak peek" of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.
In case you missed the original announcement, this is a story-driven action-adventure game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy novels. It was originally revealed for the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms in August 2020 and then got delayed at the beginning of this year until 2022.
NACON will be assisting Daedalic as a co-publisher and will take on the responsibility of distributing the game. Both parties intend to "faithfully represent" this classic universe. Here's a little about what you can expect:
"Take on a perilous journey as Gollum, chasing the only thing that is precious to him. Climb, leap and sneak your way past dangers or into advantageous spots. 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."
Will you be checking out The Lord of the Rings: Gollum when it arrives on the Nintendo Switch? Tell us down in the comments.
The vibe reminds me of a little hidden indie stealth gem called Styx, if anybody remembers that game. Hopefully they can do the world justice, at the end it looked like gameplay with how the camera is positioned but don't get fooled by it.
Lol this is still one of the weirdest big budget projects out there right now. It'd be like if Disney wanted an open world Star Wars game about Jar Jar Binks. Not an awful idea but just... why?
If the gameplay is engaging enough, I think I'll hop on board. Tough to say, though. I've only watched the movies, so I'm not a fully fledged LotR fan. I might need my partner to backseat game and explain all the references I'm missing.
@SwitchVogel I was thinking the EXACT same thing!!!😂🙌🏻
I wanna find out more about this game before making a purchase.
Not to biggest fan on what Gollum looks like in this game honestly. The art style makes him look.. kind of odd. Of course, I'm mostly used to the movie version, and this is a different take on the design.
EW WHY ARE HIS EYES SO BIG
It’s like if instead of a Switch downgrade, they just made the PS5 version look as bad.
Do you know how big the budget is for it?
This could be a solid adventure title. I kinda like them doing something different with the LotR IP(opposed to do doing another action game or something). Keeping my eye on this for sure.
I'm going to give this game a chance you never know it could turn out great, But I do agree Its a game I never saw coming.
This has a lot of potential, hopefully it's treated with love and not a contractually obligated movie tie-in
Yeah, it’s pretty crazy. It’s like if Nintendo dedicated an entire video game to Tingle or something, and made it about flying around in a hot air balloon trying to seduce a bunch of women. Ha ha.
Lord of the rings anything? Day 1.
@SwitchVogel Ironically I'd throw all my money at the screen for a Star Wars game completely centered on Jar Jar Binks.
Best Star Wars character ever xD I don't even like the franchise, but I love Jar Jar Binks.
@SwitchVogel You've now made me dedire a big budget jar jar binks game. Thank you
Call me interested (although I will wait for more gameplay and performance on Switch)
@SwitchVogel And now I want a Jar-Jar Binks open world game. Thank you for putting that in my mind. "Jar-Jar Binks the hidden Sith Lord".
It's one of my most hyped games to be honest.
I love LotR and read through the books every once in awhile. I’m watching the films at least every three months. You can say “weird” all you want but he is certainly no Jar Jar. Gollum wasn’t just some side character to amuse children. He has one of the most interesting story arcs of all the characters in the series (which is saying a lot in that statement alone) and he played a very prominent role to the overall tale. He deserves a game probably even more so than say Gimli or Legolas.
Cool concept, but why Gollum? He’s an ok character, but I don’t think he deserves a game. Why not make it open world where you can pick your own character? I think that would be a lot better.
@VoidofLight I agree, the character model looks weird. To the point that I don't think I would want to play through the game even if it's good. (Which is a shame, because I love Middle Earth lore.)
I'm still not sold on the idea of Gollum as a protagonist. He's not exactly a likeable character, nor is he supposed to be.
I'm definitely interested.
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