Daedalic Entertainment and NACON have announced that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be released on September 1, 2022, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. This is a story-driven stealth adventure game that lets players take on the role of the titular monster in the period following the loss of his “precious” ring to renowned Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, tracing his departure from the Misty Mountains and his adventures in Middle-earth during the first chapters of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. A Nintendo Switch version of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is also planned for release later this year.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, based on the legendary The Lord of the Rings trilogy of books by J.R.R. Tolkien, tells of Gollum’s experiences from behind-the-scenes in the first chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring. After losing his precious ring to Bilbo Baggins, Gollum decides to leave the Misty Mountains and embark on a perilous journey that leads him from the dungeons of Barad-dûr to the realm of the Wood-elves in Mirkwood. In order to survive the dangers of his journey through Middle-earth, Gollum has to sneak and climb and use all his cunning. He also has to deal with his Hobbit-self – Sméagol. It’s up to the players if they want Gollum to have the upper hand when it comes to making important decisions, or if they prefer to allow Sméagol to take over. Gollum also encounters well-known characters from the books as well as a few new faces.