Although the game’s not out until tomorrow and reviews are yet to drop, it seems that someone jumped the gun and an entire, front-to-back playthrough video of Nacon and Daedelic Entertainment’s oft-delayed action-adventure, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, has found its way to the world wide web.
Originally published on YouTube but since taken down, the leaked footage was around long enough to have been picked up by Reddit and other forum users and dissected at length, with plenty having the opportunity to see everything the game has to offer well before intended. For obvious reasons we won’t link to any of the leaks or discussions out there, but they’re out there.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum sees players take on the role of the the titular character on his quest to retrieve his Precious, climbing the mountains of Mordor, sneaking around Mirkwood and making difficult choices. Who will gain the upper hand: the cunning Gollum or the innocent Smeagol?
The team at Daedalic recently showed off a sizeable, officially-sanctioned look at gameplay in a showcase, as well as answering some questions about the game. The footage looks about what you’d expect from a third-person stealth focused adventure with Gollum, with plenty of big, fantastical environments to trek through in mostly linear fashion.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is out tomorrow for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC with a Switch version reportedly coming later this year. You can take a look at our Bargain Guide to find the best prices for launch day.