Nacon and Daedalic Entertainment have released the first gameplay teaser for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.
As we previously reported, 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.
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.
While less than a minute, the new teaser trailer shows us hints of gameplay, and the enviroments players will scramble around.
You can find the Sneak Peek trailer below.
You can find the rundown (via Steam) below.
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 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.
Use stealth, agility and cunning to survive and overcome what lies ahead. Climb, leap and grapple your way past dangers or into advantageous spots.
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!
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum launches 2022 on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.