The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Studio Comments on Elvish Language DLC: “It Is for the Real Tolkien Devotees”

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Daedalic Entertainment announced a special edition of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum last week that includes “The Sindarin VO DLC,” and while it’s led some publications to believe that the developer has greedily locked Elvish voice acting behind a paywall, that isn’t the case, according to the studio. In a new statement received by Push Square, Daedalic explained that while The Sindarin VO DLC, which “adds a touch of authenticity to dialogue with the Elves,” is exclusive to the $59.99 Precious Edition, players who purchase the base version of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will still be able to hear Elves speak in Sindarin in the upcoming action-adventure game. The Sindarin VO DLC is merely aimed at “real Tolkien devotees” who want to hear additional Elvish lines spoken by the game’s NPC characters, Daedalic clarified. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is out on May 25, 2023.

From a Push Square report:

The developer told us that even if you own just the base game, Elves will still speak in Sindarin when necessary. This DLC is designed to add extra flavour and atmosphere to the more random NPCs you encounter as you work your way through the game. “Sindarin VO expansion adds additional Sindarin lines to some of the characters in the background,” a representative explained. “While traversing through Mirkwood and other parts of middleearth Gollum will be able to listen to various dialogues between Elves. These dialogues add to the atmosphere and worldbuilding.”

A statement continues: “Daedalic went the extra mile here and hired professional voice actors, who were trained in Sindarin by our lore experts. It is a DLC for the real Tolkien devotees who want to immerse themselves even more into the world of Middle-Earth.”

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