The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Releasing for Switch in Japan December 2023

Famitsu has announced that, at least in Japan, the Daedalic Entertainment puzzle platformer The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will launch for Nintendo Switch on December 14, 2023, via publisher 3goo.

It’s worth emphasizing that there was no mention of worldwide distribution. We’ll keep you all updated as we’re fully aware of the high demand for this beloved platforming adventure.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has players assume the role of the Gollum through action-adventure segments. The title also features stealth elements where players can interact with environments and narrative-style gameplay to progress through the story. The actions that players take will determine which side of Gollum they see. This refers to his split personality between Sméagol and Gollum, where Sméagol is the better behaved of the two. The gameplay has adventure segments of climbing and sneaking, along with some action.

In case you missed it, check out our review.

The game has, to be blunt, been met with purely negative reception, making it an unfortunate standout in a year of truly standout video game releases.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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