Lord of the Rings Gollum: release date, gameplay, story, characters, and more


Lord of the Rings Gollum release date has been announced already, and the new trailers have revealed new info on the new LOTR game’s gameplay, story, characters, and more.

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Lord of the Rings Gollum release date has been announced

Lord of the Rings Gollum is an action-adventure game based on J.R.R.’s fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings. In this new LOTR game, players take Gollum’s role, who takes us to Middle-earth and offers a different perspective.

Gollum is from the first chapter of The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Rings. And as the name suggests, you play as Gollum while covertly traveling through different locations directly from Tolkien’s fantasy world.

The story revolves around Gollum having his ring stolen by Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo Baggins decides to leave Misty Mountain and embarks on a perilous journey from the dungeons of Ballad Dua to the fairy realm of the Milkwood Forest.

Well, players were eagerly waiting for a concrete release date, and now the developers have announced that the Lord of the Rings Gollum will be released this year along with other new games of 2023.

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Lord of the Rings Gollum release date

May 25th, 2023, has been announced as the Lord of the Rings Gollum release date. The game will be released on PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on May 25th, with a Nintendo Switch version coming later this year.

Gollum’s arrival was originally scheduled for a 2021 release but was pushed back to 2022 when the game was reported to launch on September 1, 2022.

However, the game was postponed again when Daedalic Entertainment declared that Lord of the Rings Gollum would be delayed by a few months so the team could “deliver the best possible experience.”

Now, there is another leak that suggests the game will be released in Japan on June 22nd for PS4 and PS5 versions. The information comes from the Japanese publisher of the game 3goo, and it looks like the Japanese version will be delayed again.

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Lord of the Rings Gollum gameplay

As Gollum slips through Middle-earth, the gameplay of The Lord of the Rings Gollum will combine action and stealth. Players in the game will also be able to choose between the character’s evil side, Gollum, and his kinder side, Sméagol.

The first LOTR Gollum gameplay reveal provided us a glimpse of Gollum’s abilities, showing us that he can’t defeat opponents by storming into battle but instead must rely on his sense of hearing and his ability to see in the dark to employ shadowy areas to subdue his foes.

Gollum is a skilled freestyle climber who can also jump across platforms, hang from ledges, and squeeze through narrow spaces to get away from or around his enemies. He has developed his skills over the past 500 years.

Gollum’s stamina gauge will be depleted by every action that takes some sort of force, so you must be aware of how much stamina you still have before launching into another difficult climb.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, rather than Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of the books, is cited as the game’s primary source of inspiration by its creators.

While describing the Lord of the Rings Gollum, the developers stated the following:

“Athletic and agile, sneaky and cunning. Driven by the desire to once again hold in his hands what he lost, Gollum is one of the most fascinating characters in the world of The Lord of the Rings™.

He has seen things that others can not imagine, he has survived things that others would not dare mention. Torn by his split personality, he can be vicious and villainous as Gollum, but as social and cautious as Sméagol.

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.

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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Lord of the Rings Gollum story

The Lord of the Rings Gollum story, according to Daedalic, is set before the events of The Lord of the Rings and will take place in the years following Gollum’s acquisition of the one ring.

The first scene of the game takes place in the castle of Barad-dur in Mordor, where the monster is being held against his will. Also, the future adventure, according to the developer, will examine Gollum’s “behind-the-scenes” experiences in the opening chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring, when he flees the foggy mountains after losing the ring to Bilbo.

The adventure is kept interesting by Smeagol’s bond with his repressed alter ego, even if most of the new story fits in naturally with the established legend.

Also, a new Lord of the Rings Gollum trailer was also released on March 9th as part of Nacon Connect, providing further narrative elements and storyline information.

Gollum can be seen wandering through the forests and elven settlements of Mirkwood as well as the mountains and castles of Mordor in the story trailer of Lord of the Rings Gollum. 

He runs upon well-known LotR heavyweights including Gandalf, a number of ring-wraiths, and the forest’s elven lord. Additionally, there are depictions of Sauron’s orcish and human servants as well as an elfin woman who seems to assist Gollum in his travels. 

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Lord of the Rings Gollum characters

There will be new Lord of the Rings Gollum characters that assist us on our journey in addition to well-known Tolkien characters.

Thus far, we are aware of Greshneg, who we will meet in Barad-dur, and a young elf named Mell, whom Gollum encounters in Mirkwood. We also saw a brief glimpse of Gandalf, who will also be present throughout our time with Gollum, as well as the elven ruler in the land of Mirkwood during a hands-off peek for The Lord of the Rings Gollum.

Finally, in Shelob’s tunnels, the game’s story trailer depicts Gollum eluding Shelob. We also saw other characters in this trailer including orcish, human servants of Sauron, and an elf woman who seems to aid Gollum in his travels.

Although not enough information has been released, The Lord of the Rings Gollum makes a strong argument for starring one of the most peculiar yet crucial characters in the mythos. And we expect more to be revealed about the game in the coming time.

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Is Lord of The Rigs Gollum on Xbox?

Yes. Lord of the Rings: Gollum is available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PS4, and PC, with a Nintendo Switch version in development.

Is the Lord of the Rings Gollum open world?

Partially yes. Lord of the Rings: Gollum’s Level Design and Structure Middle-earth is a huge place and even the game’s Steam page is marked as an open world, but Gollum takes a slightly more selective approach. Wilkes says, “The game is, for the most part, structured in sets of levels and hubs.”

Is Lord of the Rings Gollum good?

IGN’s review found that the game didn’t make the best first impression and seemed like a simple game, but recent revelations suggest the developers are working on split personality choices, parkour, and stealth to integrate the story into one game. Hence, it can be a game that gamers won’t want to miss.

When is Lord of the Rings Gollum coming out?

Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be released on May 25th, 2023. This new release date was revealed in the latest Lord of the Rings story trailer.

Who played Gollum in Lord of the Rings?

Playing Gollum is acclaimed actor and motion capture artist Andy Serkis. Serkis first appeared in The Lord of the Rings in 2001 in the Fellowship of the Ring. It’s a shame, though, that Andy Serkis Lord of the Rings role didn’t win any awards.

How old is Gollum from Lord of the Rings?

In Peter Jackson’s film adaptation, Gollum was approximately 589 years old at the time of his death.

Does Gollum die in Lord of the Rings?

Yes, Gollum did die. The ring added to his life over the centuries, but he eventually died and it was not of old age or any other natural cause. Gollum died with this precious ring on March 25, 2019. He died in a fire on Mount Doom. Frodo and Sam’s journey to throw the Ring into the fires of Mount Doom was led by Gollum, who destroyed the Ring and also died in the process.

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