Middle Earth Is Coming

With the Hobbit trilogy completed, some people may wonder what they can do to get more lore from The Lord of the Rings series. Lord of the Rings: Gollum was announced for consoles in 2019 and 7 months ago developer Daedalic Games officially announced the game is coming to both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X in 2021. We had a surprise teaser trailer released today for the upcoming fantasy title which will star an unexpected, yet memorable, antagonist from the original trilogy.

In short, if you're looking for more Middle-Earth in your life, then you have The Lord of the Rings: Gollum to look forward to in the upcoming year.

What is The Lord of the Rings: Gollum?


In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, you will play as Gollum, the one who obtained The Ring after Isildur fell in battle. The game will take place before The Fellowship of the Ring and it could potentially have some connections with The Hobbit. This depends on the direction that the creators decide to take the story.

In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, you will play as Gollum...

What happens in the game will depend on when the game takes place, but you will definitely play as Gollum before the major events of the original books and movies. However, some people may wonder about the type of game that they can enjoy while playing as the conniving and sneaky Gollum running around Mordor.

The Teaser Trailer

The trailer itself doesn't show any game-play, but it does give us a sneak-peek of the setting for the game. First, it shows a cave with dead fish on the ground, indicating that Gollum has been living in the area since he is known for eating raw fish. It then shows him leaving the cave and scaling the side of a mountain.

As he makes his way across a ledge, he then looks out and can see the Eye of Sauron along with Mount Doom, indicating that he is in Mordor. Gollum has a fish hanging from a crude belt and he hides in fear as birds fly by. It's not much to go off of, but it does show that the game may focus on Gollum traversing and surviving in this dangerous region.

Everything We Know About the Upcoming Title


The game is being created by Daedalic Entertainment, a company most well known for making point-and-click adventure games, though they have dabbled in other genres. In short, the game will be created by a company that knows how to focus on narrative while offering game-play to keep the player interested throughout the experience.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will take a stealth-focused approach as opposed to the action...

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will take a stealth-focused approach as opposed to the action we usually see in Middle-Earth titles, such as Shadow of Mordor. This is because Gollum himself is more known for sneaking and avoiding detection rather than taking a head-on approach. This makes it a perfect title for people that want to have an immersive experience.

What to Look Forward to


The game is currently scheduled to be released in 2021, though a specific time frame hasn't been given yet. It will also be on PC and modern consoles, which will most likely include the PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series X, and maybe the Nintendo Switch. Keep in mind that these consoles haven't been confirmed yet.

The game is currently scheduled to be released in 2021...

This will be an excellent game if you need more Middle-Earth in your life or if you want to see how Gollum develops as a character. Gollum stands out since he's so different from others in the series due to his Hobbit roots but animal-like behavior. You'll be able to see this clash through his two personas, Gollum and Smeagol.


Prepare yourself for a new experience from The Lord of the Rings that will be unique from the others. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum shows promise, making it a potentially great game for the upcoming year. With this in mind, you should keep your eyes on it, continue to look for news about this game, and see what Daedalic Entertainment is planning for us.