Remember back in May when The Lord of the Rings: Gollum debuted a whole host of PlayStation 5 screenshots and it didn’t look very good? Daedelic Entertainment appears to be attempting to right that ship by giving us a first, proper glimpse of this next-gen project in action with a reveal trailer. It’s very short and gives little away, but you can check it out above.
You could have told us this footage was cut straight from one of the movies and we probably wouldn’t have batted an eyelid. We see Gollum reveal itself from a cave before a quick shot of Mount Doom and that’s quite literally it. Luckily, however, IGN has a lot more details to share. It’ll arrive in 2021 and is described as a blend of stealth and vertical parkour.
Martin Wilkes, lead game designer, told the site: “If you want a reference you might think of it as similar to Prince of Persia. It is mostly a non-combat game, but Gollum will be able to stealthily take out enemies. However, this will not be easy and always come with big risks. We want players to carefully weigh these encounters. After all, Gollum’s strengths lie in cunning not combat.”
Do you feel better about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum now that you’ve got a trailer to glean through? Find your precious in the comments below.
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He still looks like Abe with a nose and it’s not gonna be not weird for me.
It’s just… why would anyone want to play as Gollum? That’s the problem this game faces. It’s like an Austin Powers game where you can only play as Fat B*stard.
@Matroska why wouldn’t you want to play as Fat B*stard? What the hell is wrong with you. I can see it now, a modern reboot of Pac Man with babies to eat, sounds like an instant classic to me.
All joking aside (or am I?) I can see your point. However, from a game developers perspective I can actually see why the story of Gollum / Sméagol might be appealing. He’s a pivotal character within the cannon of the LotR world, but one who very little is known about really. So it gives you a fair degree of creative freedom to go tell a story about a very recognisable character. Whether they take full advantage of that only time will tell, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt for now.
When you watch the trailer and the first thing that comes into your mind is a 2003 PS2 game, well that’s not a winning endorsement. 😂
Not really impressed but I would love a great LotR game. There is so much potential that is not being used…
To me this sounds and looks like a LOTR themed, Styx Master of Shadows which is a AA game I enjoyed – the sequel was better too. If its as good or better then those, I will probably buy it.
It looks okay, but the focus on non-combat and stealth means that I’m probably not going to be that interested.
I’m not really into LOTR but I do like Gollum, haha. So I’d be willing to maybe play this.
I’d love a God of War-style LOTR game. This may not be it but I’ll keep an open mind. At least it sounds like being an actual sp game and not some GaaS or MP title so it has that in it’s favour anyway.
The general vibe is good from this trailer however I agree with most others on here that Gollum just doesn’t look right! Perhaps we’ve just got used to seeing how he is portrayed in the films and can’t accept any other iteration
Great, a game where I’m going to have to prostrate myself before a giant spider-thing and hope I’m not eaten.
Reckon you’ll end up being chased by some orcs and have to lead them into her lair. Could be creepy.
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