Lord Of The Rings: Gollum’s ESRB Rating Goes Live

The game has been rated T for Teens by the ESRB but still has no release date.

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  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been given a T for Teens rating by the ESRB.
  • Mild language, violence, and mild blood are the key reasons for this rating.
  • Gollum will strangle enemies depending on your choices, and the word “Bastard” is also featured.

Lord of the Rings is one of those rare works of art that is successful in all forms of media. From the legendary book to the even more culturally significant movies, the franchise has become a household name globally. Gaming is no exception to this and numerous video games like the hyped The Lord of the Rings: Gollum are releasing in the future.

Fans have been waiting patiently for the Nacon game after it missed its 2022 release date. We still have no certain day The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will launch but we do have a rating. The ESRB has rated the upcoming fantasy title T for Teens, citing violence and mild language as a reason.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum rating
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum rating

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know about The Lord of the Rings from one source or another. J. R. R. Tolkien’s creation is popular through its best-selling books, Oscar-winning movies, and some brilliant video games. Titles like Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor have allowed fans of the series to explore the fantasy world like never before.

Since the acquisition of its game rights by the Embracer Group, The Lord of the Rings has accelerated work on its video game projects. In the next 24 months alone, there will be 5 new games coming out from the franchise. And, the first release in this time span will be The Lord of the Rings: Gollum from Daedalic Entertainment.

The German developer initially announced the game for a 2021 release a few years back. However, it failed to meet this deadline and was pushed back to 2022 as a result. But, disaster struck again and The Lord of the Rings: Gollum did not meet any of its two release dates in 2022.

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Following this, the developers announced a release date of January 24, 2023, pending a delay of a few months. As you might have guessed, it did not release on this day and is now targeting a spring release without a certain date. This time around, however, there is some evidence that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will release on time.

ESRB has officially rated the fantasy adventure game, hinting that it might meet its spring/summer release. A T for Teen rating has been given to the game, with mild language, mild blood, and violence as the key reasons. The rating board’s summary also gives us some key insights into The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

As everyone knows, we will control Gollum as he tries to attain the Ring of Power. You will play The Lord of the Rings: Gollum from a third-person perspective as we traverse Mordor’s cave. Stealth will be a big part of the game, as you avoid enemies like Orc’s guards and soldiers.

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Players can use stealth tactics to lure them into traps and ambush them without revealing Gollum’s position. Dialogue choices also play a key role in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. We already know how the fantasy game is putting a lot of emphasis on its dialogue system.

And, the rating backs this up saying they will dictate how Gollum will interact with characters. If you pick something strong, Gollum will strangle an enemy as a result of this choice. He will also use strangulation during strength attacks, meaning the tactic is a big part of his arsenal.

Blood stains will also be visible in some environments in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. It also includes the “Bastard” cuss word, which appears in the game. Hence, we can all agree that the T for Teen rating is fair enough.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will launch on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Nacon and Daedalic Entertainment’s action-adventure game is currently targeting a spring/summer release window. Hopefully, this rating means we will get to play it soon.

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Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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