Lord of the Rings: Gollum “takes place parallel to the early chapters” of the books, says developer

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Lord of the Rings followers have been anticipating the Gollum game like Gollum himself craves the One Ring. We know an excellent bit in regards to the game already, however a brand new FAQ from developer Daedalic Entertainment fills in some extra gaps.

Found on the game’s Steam web page, the collection of questions covers the journey’s place within the timeline, relationship to different Lord of the Rings titles, and extra. First, the setting. Lord of the Rings: Gollum “is concentrated on conditions and characters thought-about ‘canon,’” says Daedalic. That means the levels you play through will be based on events penned by J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Along the same lines, “the story of the game largely takes place in parallel to the early chapters of The Lord of the Rings, from Gollum’s time in Mordor, his seize by Sauron, and his interrogation by Gandalf.”

This is a crucial distinction, as many believed the game to be a prequel of kinds. While it does happen earlier than the occasions of the films, there may be nonetheless an excellent portion of the guide set earlier than Frodo and his fellow hobbits set out. “During this time, although very little is known about Gollum’s adventures, there was enough to give us an excellent outline and time frame for the setting,” Daedalic explains.

Further within the FAQ, the developer explains that the Gollum game is “not related to other adaptations of The Lord of the Rings.” That’s why the little man appears to be like fully completely different from his look in Peter Jackson’s motion pictures. He’s voiced by Wayne Forester, who may also be heard because the Godskin Noble in Elden Ring.

One factor that Daedalic doesn’t specify in its solutions is Gollum’s launch date. “Our current target to release the game is fall 2022,” the studio says. The game was already delayed earlier than, so a second pushback is feasible. Whenever it does launch, it’ll be accessible on all fashionable platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. PC necessities will likely be introduced at a later date.