The Lord of the Rings Gollum: Release Date, Gameplay Trailers, Platforms, and More
The Lord of the Rings Gollum release date hasn't been nailed down exactly yet, but fans are getting excited for this next step in the prestigious franchise. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will follow the titular character, an iconic character from the Lord of the Rings trilogy and this is the first time, in any kind of media, that Gollum’s story will be completely told.
The author of the books set in Middle Earth, JRR Tolkien, did give Gollum a backstory - however, the character is a constant presence in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, yet no one has ever seen that side of the story. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum sets out to tell this somewhat unknown tale and we've got everything there is to know about the game so far, including all the trailers, release date, and what we know about the story so far. Hopefully this will fill the hole left by the cancelled Amazon Lord of the Rings game last year.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum: Release Date
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is set to release at some point in 2022. Unfortunately, there’s no word on the exact date yet, however, the game has been teased since mid-2020, so it could come out pretty early in the year. There’s also a gameplay trailer further below, which shows the game is coming along nicely and doesn't seem like it'll be at risk of too many more delays.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum: Platforms
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be released on all current platforms, which is a pretty expansive list, so the majority of players should be able to pick up the game as soon as it comes out. Here's the full list of confirmed Lord of the Rings Gollum platforms:
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X|S
- Nintendo Switch
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Gameplay Trailer
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has a gameplay trailer from Daedelic Entertainment, that explains the purpose of the game and just what they want players to be able to experience. The gameplay is mostly of Gollum walking around various scenes from Middle Earth.
In fact, most of the game will probably be Gollum adventuring around Middle Earth while meeting major characters in the story of the One Ring, like Gandalf and Thranduil. However, these characters were created based on the books’ description of everything - they look pretty different compared to the movies’ version of the characters.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Story
Gollum’s journey is a long one, and The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is supposed to tell that entire story. This could start with his days before he obtained the One Ring, or it could start closer to the beginning of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Either way, Gollum’s journey takes him all around Middle Earth. This could even include the events from The Hobbit series, which would easily connect to Gollum’s involvement in the Lord of the Rings series.
The game’s developers have mentioned that Gollum’s story takes him across Mirkwood, which would place that point of the game in between The Hobbit series and the Lord of the Rings series -- the game could be pretty long.
This game will also show off a different side of the epic journey that so many know and love. Gollum’s there for the entirety of the Lord of the Rings story, yet no one’s ever shown his side of the events that take place.
Make sure you keep your eyes peeled on GGRecon for more news on The Lord of the Rings: Gollum as we get closer to launch.