Lord of the Rings is slowly making its grand return. Amazon is still hard at work at developing a brand new series that takes place in J.R.R. Tolkiens’ fantasy world. We’ve seen the Lord of the Rings’ Middle-Earth games offered an action-packed take on the franchise. I loved the introduction of the Nemesis system, which added a wild factor to every time you wished to explore the various regions. Now, the franchise is expanding with a new game that focuses on the iconic character Gollum. It has been seven months since the first teaser trailer released and after a long wait, they finally unveiled the first gameplay trailer, which you can check out right here:
It makes sense a Gollum-focused story would lend itself to a stealth game style. The trailer offers a small glimpse at the different locations you’ll be visiting throughout your time playing the game. It certailny looks like the game might be puzzle-focused and a bit linear as you try to survive in a world filled with blood-thirsty Orcs. It is disappointing that they only really offer small glimpses of the actual gameplay, but it still looks promising. We will get to visit a time before Gollum runs into the Hobbits.
They also seem to be teasing Sauron at the end. Hopefully, they might play around with his obsession with the ring, as it torments the player during the story to add some tense moments. We don’t know if this will tie into the 2001 films or the original novels. They might also set it within an alternative timeline, like the Middle-Earth games. Either way, the trailer looks promising, and can’t wait to dive back into this fantastical world.