Daedalic Entertainment has announced a partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises to develop The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. It will be produced in-house with Daedelic’s own team, with a targeted 2021 release date on PC and whatever consoles we have by then.

Work has only just begun on the title and there are no screenshots or even concept sketches to speak of. All we have is the basic concept. In this action adventure, you’ll follow Gollum’s journey from healthy upstanding Middle Earth citizen to slimy emaciated One Ring junkie.

“With their focus on characters and story, enhanced by rich and evocative artwork, Daedalic is committed to building games for readers who become gamers,” says Fredrica Drotos, Brand Officer for Middle-earth Enterprises. “We eagerly anticipate the release of Daedalic’s narrative-driven adventure gameplay, which is uniquely matched to the complex, deeply-nuanced world of Middle-earth.”

The Lord of the Rings is one of the most epic and renowned stories of all time – it’s an honour for us to have the opportunity to work on our own contribution to this universe,” adds Carsten Fichtelmann, CEO and Co-founder of Daedalic. “In Gollum, players will assume the role of one of the most iconic characters in Middle-earth. We tell Gollum’s story from a perspective never seen before, in any storytelling medium, all the while staying true to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien.”

We’ll report more on Lord of the Rings: Gollum later…..much later.