What do you think of when you think about Lord of the Rings' weaselly jewellery hoarder, Gollum? Is it parkour? It's totally parkour, isn't it?

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum recently got a new trailer at E3, but at less than a minute long, and mostly focused on story, it didn't give us much more of a look at the game. This new trailer, although it has a fairly prominent PRE-ALPHA FOOTAGE warning at the top, is looking pretty nice, with environments from Mirkwood, the Mines of Moria, and Mordor. Characters also include The Mouth of Sauron (who is a guy that speaks for Sauron, not actual Sauron's piehole) and Thranduil, King of the Elves of Mirkwood and Legolas' daddy.

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And, yes, there's lots of parkour. Gollum will creep, jump, clamber, and climb his way around as he attempts to get back the Ring (you know the one). It's a story that hasn't really been covered in the films — and the game itself is specifically based on the book license — but it covers Gollum's adventures as he traces the Ring's journey from his cave, away with Bilbo, to The Shire, and from there, the events of The Lord of the Rings.

There's still no definitive release date, though. The last we heard was that the game was delayed from 2021 to 2022. It's definitely coming to Switch, though!

[source youtu.be]