Daedalic Entertainment and NACON have revealed that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will feature a full Elvish dub when it launches next month. However, this additional voice acting option will only be available in the premium package, known as ‘precious edition’.
The The Lord of the Rings franchise has an undeniably huge following. From the original books to the Peter Jackson movies, it remains the highest of benchmarks for high fantasy. The idea to include an Elvish dub in the forthcoming The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is simply a huge win for the biggest fans. But at the same time, locking it away behind a more expensive special edition may raise some eyebrows. Then again, if you’re not a huge fan and just want to play the game, would you really care?
Precious Edition Detailed
According to NACON, the ‘Precious Edition’ was put together with Tolkien fans in mind. It will include over 100 art pieces, a lore compendium to deepen your Middle-earth knowledge, additional Sindarin lines for the game’s Elves, which will make you feel like you are properly east of the Misty Mountains. The full contents are as follows:
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum | Core adventure
- Exclusive Concept Art | Over 100 original sketches and development secrets
- Lore Compendium | Learn more about the untold history of Middle-earth
- Original Soundtrack | Epic orchestral 17-track Album
- Sindarin VO Expansion | Additional voice-acting in the Elvish tongue of Sindarin, done by professionals and made for Middle-earth die-hard fans who want to immerse themselves even more while exploring the world of Tolkien
Additionally, the pre-order bonus for both the Precious Edition and standard editions has been revealed. Those who pre-order The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will unlock six exclusive emotes for our unlikely hero, Sméagol.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Release Date
Co-published by Daedalic Entertainment and NACON, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will release on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and PC, will all receive the game on 25th May, 2023. The game will arrive on Nintendo Switch at an as yet unspecified date later this year.
Do you think the game has what it takes to become one of the best The Lord of the Rings games? Do you care about the Elvish language being locked behind a paywall? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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