A Japanese website, famitsu.com, revealed the release date for the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, claiming that the game will be released on this date only in Japan and only on the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5.
According to the Japanese website famitsu.com , the long-awaited action adventure from 3goo The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be released in Japan on June 22, 2023; the other regions were not mentioned. As famitsu.com claims, this information is provided directly by the game's developers 3goo.
It is worth noting that the game was created in collaboration with Middle-earth Enterprises, which owns the film rights to JRR Tolkien's series of novels, and that it is a faithful representation of The Lord of the Rings universe. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will follow the story of the same-named anti-hero Gollum, a well-known character in The Lord of the Rings universe with the double personality of nice Smeagol and vicious and evil Gollum.
The entire story of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be based on the decision of whether we want Gollum to be good or evil, and as the developers claim, every decision will have an impact on the game's ending.
The main gameplay mechanics will be parkour and stealth, in contrast to previous games set in The Lord of the Rings universe, which focused on combat. Gollum is a small creature, however, so this gameplay approach could be a welcome change, but we won't know for sure until the game is released.
Famitsu.com also provided us with the information that the mentioned release date refers to PlayStation versions, emphasizing that the PlayStation 5 version of the game will use the power of the newest Sony console to bring us a unique Lord of the Rings experience. It is interesting that the release date of Gollum coincides with the release date of Final Fantasy 16 , and it remains to be seen how this will affect its launch success.