Make no mistake, the little rascal everyone loves to hate from the legendary Lord of the Rings franchise by J.R. Tolkien is getting his own solo game by German developer Daedalic.
A game or story that centres around the psychopathic hobbit Gollum hasn’t really been done before, so this will indeed be an interesting premise in and of itself. According to PC Gamer‘s interview with Daedalic, the game will take place before the events of the
Besides that, the Gollum solo game will be released sometime in 2021, hence the lack of teaser images and trailers. Being developed by Daedalic, this new Gollum game will not be related in any manner to the Warner Bros. film franchise, or their Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War action-stealth games, so this will be entirely new ground for the franchise, and its fans for that matter.
” No one else is doing [Middle-Earth] games for consoles and PC at the moment”, mused Daedalic CEO Carsten Fitchelmann. “We’re concentrating on the character of Gollum [for this game], and we’re telling his story before we learn about what happens to him in the books. So it’s definitely new content that we’ll see.”
Most famously, Gollum was depicted by Andy Serkis in the Academy Award-winning live-action Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, as well as the Hobbit prequel trilogy that came out in the 2010s. In games, Liam O’ Brien (World of Warcraft, Critical Role) lent his voice to replicate Serkis’ work on Gollum in the aforementioned Shadow of Mordor series.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.