Daedalic Entertainment have announced The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will also be heading to current generation consoles; Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
As we previously reported (via German gaming news outlet GameStar), The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be a stealth-action game, where Gollum’s small frame will allow him to hide under certain objects. There is also a focus on “verticality” in level design, allowing Gollum to climb over, around, or under enemies.
Players can also use high vantage points to scope out the surrounding area. While most areas seem to be open, the player will also come across winding and linear areas, such as a tunnel full of giant spiders. It is implied that certain enemies may have better AI.
In addition, Gollum split-personality will create choices for the player, choosing between “Gollum” and “Smeagol” for what they must do next. The adventure will take the player to locations such as Mirkwood and Barad-dûr. There is also a focus on scale, with not just other humanoids such as the Haradrim named Grashneg, but of mighty fortresses towering over both of them.
During Gamescom’s Future Games Show, Daedalic Entertainment’s project manager Saide Haberstroh discussed the game. While the game had previously been confirmed for Windows PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X; Haberstroh revealed the game was coming to current generation Microsoft and Sony consoles and Nintendo Switch.
You can find The Lord of the Rings: Gollum segment of the Future Games Show (via Games Radar) below.
As the game is now cross generational, this opens up the possibility of free upgrades. However, as the games will be launching at the same time as their next-gen counterparts, this may not be the case.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum launches late 2021 for Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
Image: Game Star