The First Screenshots for Lord of the Rings: Gollum Have Surfaced

They certainly look official, that’s for sure

We haven’t really heard much about Lord of the Rings: Gollum since it was announced back in March of 2019, and now – seemingly out of nowhere – a handful of new high-resolution screenshots have surfaced online.

The new screenshots come via a German website known as GameStar. Thanks to the title, the expectation is that the game would focus on the journey of Smeagol as opposed to the hobbits from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the new screenshots suggest exactly that. Of course, we still don’t know much about actual gameplay, but some of the screenshots suggest that there will be some element of stealth to it.

- Advertisement -

Looking back at an interview with Daedalic’s CEO, Carsten Fichtelman, back in 2019, it seems as if the game has been coming along quite nicely. Back then, the studio hadn’t even settled on graphics or how the game would differ from the movies:

“We are still discussing many things; we’re even still discussing the graphics. It’s our task to find out own vision of Middle Earth, which can’t be the same as the movies. This shouldn’t be too arty or artificial, as we also discussed how deep we should go into ‘uncanny valley’. Since this is a game about Gollum, if you imagine gameplay, stealth is the obvious choice as opposed to combat with a sword,” continues Fichtelman. “We would really like to find a solution that is timeless. As Lord of The Rings has now been out there for more than 60 years, we’d like to create this first game about Gollum that will stand out for the next 20-30 years.”

As of the time of this writing, Gollum doesn’t even have a solid release date. Last year, the studio was committed to a 2021 release, so we still have 8 months or more to wait. This screenshots do suggest that the game is coming along nicely, though, and we have an idea of what kind of atmosphere we can expect. With any luck, we’ll see Lord of the Rings: Gollum launch sometime in the first quarter of 2021.

Jerry Martin
Jerry Martin
Jerry Martin is an avid gamer and prefers to spend his time playing first-person shooters like Call of Duty and Halo. His all-time favorite game is Modern Warfare 2, but Assassin’s creed 3 comes in a close second, and he’s a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda series. He is a co-founder of and spends as much time coding as he does shooting people online. Jerry prefers playing on his PC, but also owns an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as he takes pride in being a non-discriminate gamer.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Guides

Apex Legends Season 5 – What You Need to Know

Apex Legends Season 5 kicks off on May 12, and with it comes a new legend – Loba – and a new...

Here’s How Warzone’s New Most Wanted Contract Works

The April 28 update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare brought about a lot of changes, to both Modern Warfare Multiplayer and...

(Updated)Call of Duty: Modern Warfare April 28 Update – What You Need to Know

Update 4/29/2020: EA has finally released the full patch notes for the April 28 update, and there's a lot. Scroll to the...

Latest News

Sony is Relying On Nostalgia for the PS5’s Initial Success, and That’s Very Dangerous

Let’s be frank – Sony’s transparency behind the PlayStation 5 is, well, lacking – and that’s if we’re being nice. Compared to...

Respawn Won’t Make a New Titanfall Because Too Many People Play Apex Legends

We’ve all been begging for Respawn to launch Titanfall 3 for a long time, but what we got was Apex Legends. The...

Epic Games Boss Says the Sony PS5’s SSD is “Way Ahead” of High-End PCs

Following the amazing display that was Epic’s Unreal Engine 5 running in real-time on the Sony PS5, we’re now hearing what Epic...