Just as Amazon prepares to begin principal photography on its Lord of the Rings television series, German video game developer Daedalic Entertainment has announced a new video game title adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic fantasy franchise.
Currently titled Lord of the Rings: Gollum, the upcoming game is expected to follow the character sometime after he acquires the One Ring of Power but before the events of Lord of the Rings.
"You already have that big conflict in the character, two voices talking to you continuously, which means there is a good reason there are decisions to make in the game: the Smeagol decisions or the Gollum decision," Daedelic Entertainment CEO and co-founder Carsten Fichtelmann told The Hollywood Reporter. "We have the story that we all know from the book, but everything that happens to him before he appears in the book are the main things we will see in our game."
Based out of Hamburg, Daedalic has previously developed several point-and-click adventure titles. The licensing agreement to develop the Gollum-centric game was reached after four years of negotiation with the Tolkien Estate. The game studio agreed to develop a more story-oriented adaptation than previous combat-based games in the Tolkien property.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum is developed by Daedalic Entertainment and is expected to be released sometime in 2021 to coincide with the premiere of the Lord of the Rings series on Amazon.