Looks like another attempt of milking the Lord of The Rings franchise is here, with Lord of The Rings: Gollum confirmed for next-gen consoles like the PS5 or Xbox Series X. While it is not actually a surprise, as the developers already revealed that the game would be on all top platform on release, some confirmation is still a nice thing to have.

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Only the logo was revealed

Along with the announcement, the developers also said that Gollum would be designed a bit different than how the character looks in the movies. Senior producer Kai Fiebig put up an answer to this question during an interview. Based on what he was saying, Gollum would look like how the guy was described in the novel, as his original form gets distorted over time by the continuous use of the One Ring. This is pretty weird, as Gollum has appeared in various games before, all using the movie designs.

The Jackson movie design is still considered the best so far

There actually wasn’t any size reference for Gollum, so the creators of the game would have a degree of creativity in designing the character. He would definitely not look like Andy Serkis, that’s for certain. The Nazgûl would also play a part in this game, however, they won’t resemble their movie counterparts very much. The game would heavily focus on Gollum’s psychological and internal conflict, as both personalities would be talking to you while playing.

Gollum's appearance in Shadow of War

Deciding between the picking either Gollum or Sméagol would not be easy, as each personality is constantly getting attacked by the other. Each decision you made would affect the balance, and there are a lot of those conflicts each chapter, all lead to a final decision. It would be harder to pick one personality while you have always decided to go the other way before.

The game is expected to have a 2021 release date, along with the next generation of consoles: PS5 and Xbox Series X. A PC version is also expected. Interested in more of our articles related to video games? Please check out this post for the most anticipated games in 2o20.