Lord of the Rings 03 Apr 2021 12:48 AM +00:00

'Lord of the Rings: Gollum' reveals first gameplay trailer

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Daedalic Entertainment has unveiled their first look at their upcoming 'Lord of the Rings: Gollum' game, which is coming to consoles in 2022.

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It's been described as a story-driven action adventure, but from what we can see, there will be a lot of sneaking around and stealth elements as you guide the once Stoor Hobbit across middle-earth.

The developer has thus far kept a lot of the details surrounding the game well-under wraps, but if you are keen to know more, there's a little recap for you, just further down.

For now though, take a look at the trailer - unveiled as part of the Future Games Show earlier this evening - it really is quite superb, and manages to nail the tone of the character just right:

Want to know a bit more?

Ah go on then. The description of the game from the developers provides a little more insight into what fans can expect from this very different kind of stealth game:

While being vital to the story by J.R.R. Tolkien, many parts of Gollum’s quest have not been told in detail yet. In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum you get to experience this story. From his time as a slave below the Dark Tower to his stay with the Elves of Mirkwood.

Use stealth, agility and cunning to survive and overcome what lies ahead. Climb, leap and grapple your way past dangers or into advantageous spots.

While Gollum might not be a fighter, it is not unlike him to assassinate a careless enemy when the chance presents itself – or dispose of them in more creative and villainous ways.

The decisions you make and the way you play have a direct influence on Gollum’s personality: Always struggling between the two sides embodied by Gollum and Sméagol, 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. One mind, two egos - you decide!

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