The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Twitter account just shared a sneak peek at an upcoming location from the game.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Twitter account has given fans a peek at a new location from the upcoming Lord of the Rings game. The game will have the character sneaking about the landscapes of Middle Earth as none other than Gollum, the hobbit who lived well past their normal lifespan, thanks to the corruption of the One Ring, and the titular character.

The location in question is the forests of Mirkwood, as detailed in the post embedded below.

“Green are the leaves, dark are their secrets…

Where do you think this was taken?”

“…and so we embark on a journey to uncover those secrets.

Enjoy this early sneak peek of the upcoming in-game location: Mirkwood!”

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be released on September 1st, developer Daedalic Entertainment confirmed. The game will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, with a Switch version in the works for “later this year,” according to a press release.

Gollum isn’t the only new release on the horizon, as both Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and the anime film The War of the Rohirrim are both on their way.

The War of the Rohirrim is entirely separate from the events of Amazon Prime’s upcoming series. It’s set around two centuries before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and will focus on Helm Hammerhand, the King of Rohan. The creation of Helm’s Deep, the stronghold featured iconically in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, will also be explored.

Japanese anime director Kenji Kamiyama (Blade Runner: Black Lotus) is helming the film through the anime studio Sola Entertainment, which has supposedly been working on the feature since June 2021. There will be some crossover from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films in the form of Philippa Boyens, who was part of the screenwriting team for those trilogies and will be an executive-producer on The War of the Rohirrim.

Richard Taylor, who earned the Oscar for Makeup and Visual Effects for his work on The Lord of the Rings, will also be involved in the new project, alongside J.R.R. Tolkien illustrator John Howe.

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