Everything we know about The Lord of the Rings Gollum: Story trailer & platforms - Dexerto

Everything we know about The Lord of the Rings Gollum: Story trailer & platforms

Published: 9/Mar/2022 13:12 Updated: 9/Mar/2022 16:42

by Alec Mullins


Daedalic Entertainment and Nacon’s take on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings universe will put players in the shoes of Gollum, the ring-chasing Hobbit of the Third Age – so here’s everything we know about the game so far, from gameplay details to platforms and the story trailer. 

The Lord of The Rings: Gollum looks to explore the twisted tale of Smeagol, a hobbit whose lust for the One Ring takes him on a long and tiresome journey, changing him into a whole new creature.

Set well before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, this stealth adventure will take players on a true tour of the realm. From the misty Elven forests of Mirkwood, to the underbelly of Sauron’s personal fortress Barad-dûr, Gollum will be venturing well beyond the usual locales of Middle-Earth.



Gollum from the Lord of the Rings as seen in his very own video game
Daedalic Entertainment
Gollum looks to escape the chains that the nasty, nasty orcs have put on him

Does LOTR Gollum have a release date yet?

The game was originally set for a 2021 release but has since been delayed into 2022.

No specific release has been announced yet, but the Steam description for the game suggests that Gollum is simply “lurking until the time is right.”

The Lord of the Rings Gollum story trailer

Shown off at The Game Awards 2021, the story trailer for Gollum gives players a look inside the warped mind and split personalities of its nefarious titular character.

Players will make choices throughout the game that reflect either the meek and timid nature of Smeagol or embrace his fierce and cunning counterpart. The story will play out differently depending on which side is embraced throughout the journey.


What do we know about gameplay in The Lord of the Rings Gollum?

Staying true to Tolkien’s vision of the character, the game will see Gollum sneaking and deceiving his way through Middle-Earth.

With a highlight on infusing stealth mechanics with an enhanced movement system, Daedalic hopes to mix discretion and agility in equal parts throughout the game.

The core experience will combine action-adventure with a healthy dose of secrecy as we learn more about Gollum’s journey and his relationship with Sauron’s Ring of Power.

Gollum gameplay showing him climbing
Daedalic Entertainment
Gollum climbs around the overgrown vines that have taken control of a wall in Mirkwood.

What platforms will Lord of the Rings Gollum be on?

LOTR Gollum will be released across current and old-gen consoles as well as PC.

This means players can expect a simultaneous launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.


So, there you have it – that’s everything there is to know about The Lord of the Rings Gollum at this time.

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