Train2Game News Lord Of The Rings – Gollum

Daedalic Entertainment is thrilled to reveal the first CGI trailer for the upcoming action adventure game The Lord of the Rings – Gollum.

In partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises, a division of The Saul Zaentz Company, The Lord of the Rings – Gollum is being brought to life in-house by Daedalic Entertainment’s award-winning development team and is set for release in 2021 on PC and all relevant console platforms at that time.  

  • You can view The Lord of the Rings – Gollum teaser trailer here

This new title will remain true to the vision laid out in J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and will also explore new events and details related to Gollum’s journey. The Lord of the Rings – Gollum will be powered by Unreal Engine and will be localised into multiple languages so that fans from across the globe will be able to enjoy this new action adventure.
 
For the latest information on the development of The Lord of the Rings – Gollum please visit www.daedalic.com and follow the studio on Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and Twitter.

Train2Game News: UK Top 20 – 26.11.12

Hitman Absolution sneaks into second place this week following its release with Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 still sits proudly at the top. Lego LotRs entered at number 6, Udraw Studio: Instant Artist came in at number 13 and Sony’s innovative new game, Book Of Spells, just got in to the top 20 coming in at 20.

Week ending 24 November 2012

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 –  CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 1
2   HITMAN ABSOLUTION SQUARE ENIX
3 –  FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 3
4 –  ASSASSIN’S CREED III UBISOFT 4
5 HALO 4 MICROSOFT 2
6   LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
7 –  JUST DANCE 4 UBISOFT 7
8 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 5
9 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 6
10 DISHONORED BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 14
11 –  WWE ’13 THQ 11
12 MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLINGS THEME PARK MIND CANDY 13
13   UDRAW STUDIO: INSTANT ARTIST THQ
14 RESIDENT EVIL 6 CAPCOM 20
15 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 SEGA 10
16 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 NINTENDO 18
17 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 12
18 MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER EA GAMES 19
19   F1 2012 CODEMASTERS
20   BOOK OF SPELLS SONY COMPUTER ENT.

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2012 UKIE Ltd

Guillermo del Toro working on games for ‘a big company’

Director Guillermo Del Toro has revealed he’s working on multiple video game projects. In an interview with MTV, the Pans Labyrinth and Hellboy Director said:

“One of the things we’re announcing in the next few weeks is a big deal with a big company. We’re going to do games that are going to be technically and narratively very interesting. It’s not a development deal. We’re going to do it. We’re doing them. And we’re going to announce it soon enough.”

Del Toro unfortunately couldn’t give MTV anymore details, saying that if he did, the ‘big company’ “would probably shoot me in the head.”

It’s nice to see a film director with positive views on video games – Del Toro has previously likened indie game Flower to Haiku poetry – especially after Harry Potter Mike Newell recently told CVG, ‘Video games chat bores the arse off me’

Del Toro was initially on board to direct a film adaptation of The Hobbit, but that fell through. However, could he be about to oversee a game based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic title?

Hopefully, ‘soon enough’ won’t be very far away!

So, Train2Game students, what do you think about the prospect of Guillermo Del Toro having a hand in the development of a video game? What do you think the game will be? And what would you like it to be? And who is the mysterious big company?

As usual, leave your thoughts here or on the Train2Game forums.