If you’re accustomed to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings franchise, be prepared for a world of shadow, hiding, and sneaking around in the upcoming game entailing Gollum's story.
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming story-driven ARPG The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, including when it releases, platforms, gameplay, features, and PC system requirements.
LOTR Gollum - Release Date And Platforms
The Lord of Rings: Gollum officially releases 1st September 2022 on PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. The game debuts later on Nintendo Switch, but dates haven’t been confirmed.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is one of the franchise's rare games, placing a rather unusual character as its primary focus: Gollum.
LOTR Gollum - Gameplay And Story
As a story-driven, action-adventure game, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum focuses around using stealth, agility, and cunning skills to survive and overcome what lies ahead of your journey.
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You can climb, leap. And grapple your way past dangers or into advantageous spots. But be wary; Gollum isn’t a fighter, so you’ll need to sneak behind enemies and assassinate them when the chance presents itself or dispose of them in more creative ways.
In Lord of the Rings: Gollum, you’ll have to make difficult decisions. How you play will directly influence Gollum’s personality as you’ll struggle between the two sides embodied by Gollum and Smeagol. It’s up to you to decide whether the darker side of Gollum takes over or if there’s a spark of reason left in what once was Smeagol.
The story focuses on Gollum, his obsession with the Ring, and his relentless drive to regain it after losing it. Once a Hobbit known as Smeagol, he initially found the Ring after beating his relative, Deagol, to death over it.
The malicious, evil Ring warped his mind and body, turning him into a creature dwelling in stinky, dark caves. But, surprisingly, the Ring also extended his life beyond belief, and he’s been alive for years, protecting his precious deep within the Misty Mountains.
The game tells the story further into the future when Sauron, the Dark Lord, begins his reign over the lands. The story “talks more about his time as a slave below the Dark Tower and his stray with the Elves of Mirkwood, as he interacts with iconic characters from the series.”
LOTR Gollum - PC Specifications
As of now, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum PC requirements are still to be decided on Steam. However, fans looking to play the game when it releases can expect more technical information debuting near September 2022.
And that's everything you need to know about the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: Gollum game.
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