Lord of the Rings: Game About Gollum
For all of its epic grandeur, Lord of the Rings always seemed like it cared more about humbler perspectives like little hobbits. And no character seems lower on the totem pole, while also being super popular and recognizable, as Gollum. So it only makes sense this scrawny little nude paranoid man is finally getting his own video game.
While Gollum was shoe-horned in as a quest-giver in the recent AAA Middle-Earth games, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum sounds like a much more appropriate use of both the character and the mythos. The game is a prequel, showing Gollum’s life before meeting Frodo. This will also be a new Gollum, not a Peter Jackson/Andy Serkis Gollum.
Gameplay details are sparse, although we do know the character’s warring split personality will come into play when making decisions. Also considering developer Daedalic Entertainment’s history of point-and-click adventures, expect lots of depressing puzzles about pixel hunting for a precious ring that just isn’t there.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is scheduled for 2021 to release on PC and whatever next-gen consoles are around by that point. But there’s plenty of other Middle-Earth material to chew between now and then.