NACON and Daedalic Entertainment have announced that they have signed a co-publishing and distribution agreement for the game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. Developed for Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC, the game will be released in 2022.

The two companies decided to join forces to ensure that the game will meet the expectations of fans of The Lord of the Rings and fully leverage the power of the new generation of consoles. The universe will be faithfully represented thanks to the partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises, the company that holds the adaptation rights to the novel series by J.R.R. Tolkien.

As soon as it was announced in spring 2019, the game generated an enormous amount of attention amongst players and fans. It has achieved a high profile through the first video showcase last fall. Check out that video at the bottom of the article.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – Sméagol or Gollum?

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a story-driven action-adventure. Take on a perilous journey as Gollum, chasing the only thing that is precious to him. Climb, leap and sneak your way past dangers or into advantageous spots. Gollum is skillful and sly, but also torn by his split personality. It is up to you to decide whether the darker side of Gollum takes over or if there is a spark of reason left in what once was Sméagol.

Watching the teaser below, you will likely ask the question: Why? What is left to tell about this tragic figure? The Lord of the Rings franchise has stretched the taffy, in my opinion, as far as it can go. Can a game about Gollum and his inner-angel Sméagol be something enjoyable? There are so many questions. Honestly, I don’t know what to think about this.

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