The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a stealth action game based on the novels written by J.R.R Tolkien, the game was announced last year and it’s being developed by Daedalic Entertainment for the Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5. As reported by wccftech the game won’t look anything like movies directed by Peter Jackson.
Daedalic Entertainment shared some details about the game in an interview with EDGE magazine, (February 2020, Issue 341)
“CEO Carsten Fichtelmann: Tolkien didn’t give a size reference for Gollum to begin with. So in the first illustrations, he’s gigantic! He’s like a monster emerging from the swamp.
Senior Producer Kai Fiebig: We don’t want to displease the folks who have only seen the movies. But in short, he doesn’t look like Andy Serkis. We started with the person he was and then evolved him. You can see that this was once something like a human being, before the Ring corrupted him. We have more storytelling possibilities than the movies ever had, and for us, it was very important to show a different set of emotions. We need somebody you could almost love, and on the other hand somebody you can really be afraid of. And at some points, trust me, you will fear him.”
Game Designer Martin Wilkes explains how Gollum’s personality would greatly help the game’s mechanics as, a break of the fourth wall would help the players choose the best course of action:
“We’re able to give the player direct guidance about navigation because Gollum talks to himself all the time anyway.
It’s not just choosing to be Sméagol or Gollum, because for Gollum as an entity it’s not that easy. Each personality is being attacked by the other; each has to defend himself.
You will have maybe two, three or four conflicts per chapter that lead to a final decision point. And at this final decision point, it will be harder to pick Sméagol, for example, if you’ve always fought for the Gollum side before.”
Daedalic Entertainment is still not revealing any screenshots, gameplay or even a release date,but stay tuned for more updates from Daedalic. Also follow Gaming Instincts on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook for more gaming news.