The trailer shows Gollum crawling through the caverns of Mordor before emerging onto a rocky opening to see Mount Doom in the opening. Though early reports have confirmed that the game will follow a brand-new narrative, the trailer suggests that it will be set during the same time period as the original LotR books.
IGN reports that the game will be a ‘Prince of Persia-like stealth action’ title, that will mix “stealth with vertical climbing parkour.” Like many recent titles – most recently the PS4 release Ghost of Tsushima – the game will emphasize non-combat options, forcing the player to rely on cunning and misdirection to progress.
The games’ developers have also confirmed that familiar characters from the stories will reappear in the, with some available as “allies” that the player will be able to play alongside.
Among the other gaming trailers dropped over the weekend is DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad release.