The Lord of the Rings Gollum - New gameplay trailer shows Middle-earth's dark side

Gollum – New gameplay trailer shows Middle-earth’s dark side

It will take until 2022 until the release of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, but developer Daedalic Entertainment shows a little more of the creeping protagonist and his dark world in a short trailer.

The German studio Daedalic Entertainment is currently working on a slightly different approach for a “The Lord of the Rings” game. Unlike the action-packed gameplay of a shadow of war, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a stealth game, in keeping with its rather silent and devious main character.

A new trailer shows more of the dark side of Middle-earth:

Climbing instead of fighting

Even with rather harmless hobbits, Gollum only messes with when it comes to his treasure. He’s not a great fighter, but as you can see in the trailer, his strengths lie elsewhere. Gollum has become a good climber over the centuries and so the levels offer a lot of vertical freedom of movement. Gollum uses this ability while sneaking through the corridors of Barad Dur.

Still, it can kill from ambush, but such an attack should be carefully considered and, most importantly, not attract too much attention.

Gollum’s story

An important gameplay feature is the choices players have to make. Gollum and Smeagol want to choose different paths in some situations, it is up to the player to decide. The dichotomy between the two personalities is one of the most interesting features of the character.

Although the fans already know the fate of Gollum in an interview with PC Gamer in 2019, the managing director of Daedalic Entertainment, Carsten Fichtelmann, said: “We are looking for ways to tell stories that have not yet been shown in the films. We will tell the story of a character we know, but not repeat what you already know. “

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum release is planned for the third quarter of 2022. The game is to be released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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