Remember the announced but unseen The Lord of the Rings: Gollum game that was announced last year? Well, the game which is currently in development by Daedalic Entertainment, has released a batch of screenshots via GameStar.
From first glance, it’s hard to not see the influence the Peter Jackson films have on the characters and setting, which from what the studio mentioned, would not be associated with the films. However, it’s hard to not see the Andy Serkis version of Gollum here in these screenshots albeit with a tad more hair on his head. See, the way Jackson went about creating the Middle-earth universe is essentially the visual foundation for future endeavours within the franchise.
We were told things would be drastically different when Gollum went into production but the influence is hard to miss in the screenshots. However, I don’t necessarily mind the shift into familiar territory either. Our first glimpse of what the game about also reveals the type of video game this is shaping up to be. Gollum isn’t a brute or much of anything, so he’s very sneaky and quiet and works the best when moving in shadows. This is likely a game where stealth is a huge component of the gameplay and each screenshot confirms those suspicions.
We’ll find out more in the coming months and I have faith in Daedalic so I’m hopeful this takes on its own voice in the future. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.