The Lord of the Rings: Gollum's paid DLC unlocks voice Elvish dialog
A plan so evil it was cooked up by Sauron himself
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will no doubt look and feel like the franchise its named for, but if you’re willing to cough up some extra pennies, the game will sound like it as well.
Daedelic Entertainment has revealed that one piece of paid DLC for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will include voice acting “in the Elvish tongue of Sindarin.” This DLC is part of the Precious Edition, which will also include a 100-piece concept art “exhibition”, a “lore compendium”, and an original soundtrack. This version of the game is roughly $10 more than the base game.
Obviously, this news has upset many Lord of the Rings fans, which led to Daedelic releasing a statement on the matter. You can see what they have to say about this DLC approach below.
“The Elves in the base game will speak in their tongue (Sindarin) from time to time. On top of that the Sindarin VO expansion adds additional Sindarin lines to some of the characters in the background. While traversing through Mirkwood and other parts of middleearth Gollum will be able to listen to various dialogues between Elves. These dialogues add to the atmosphere and worldbuilding. With the Sindarin VO these dialogues will be held in Sindarin.
Daedalic went the extra mile here and hired professional voice actors, who were trained in Sindarin by our lore experts. It is a DLC for the real Tolkien Devotees who want to immerse themselves even more into the world of Middle-Earth.”