A new narrative action-adventure game will take a deeper look at the story of Gollum, the pitiful creature at the heart of the Lord of the Rings series. The Lord of the Rings – Gollum from Daedelic Entertainment is slated for 2021, with platforms to be determined.
The story will follow the life of Smeagol, aka Gollum, as he finds and becomes corrupted by the One Ring. It will follow the events of the novels, so we all know where he ends up (spoilers: in a volcano), but the story promises “new events and details related to Gollum’s journey.”
Right now it’s due on PC, as well as whichever console platforms are “relevant” at the time. This appears to be the first of several planned partnerships between Daedelic and Middle-earth Enterprises.
“We tell Gollum’s story from a perspective never seen before, in any storytelling medium, all the while staying true to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien,” says Daedalic CEO Carsten Fichtelmann in the announcement. “At a time when the games industry is undergoing structural changes and seeing new business models evolve, we are excited to realize a huge new production based on a story that has stayed fresh and relevant for more than 60 years.”