Daedalic Entertainment has announced that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will release this September.
The upcoming story-focused stealth game will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on September 1. A Nintendo Switch version is also planned, and should release later in 2022.
Playing as Gollum, you’ll explore Middle-earth in a time just before The Fellowship of the Ring, hunting for the one ring that you lost to Bilbo Baggins while attempting to stay out of the clutches of the dark lord, Sauron. Familiar faces are promised, as well as a system in which you must decide which of the character’s dual personalities gets the upper hand in important decisions; either Gollum or Smeagol.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was first announced in 2019 and was set for a 2021 release, but was later delayed to 2022. Based on the Tolkien books rather than the Peter Jackson movies, developer Daedalic promises a “Prince of Persia-like” stealth game with a branching narrative. We recently saw 20 minutes of gameplay footage, and you can find out what we thought in our Gollum hands-off preview.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Features Editor.
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