The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed ahead of its initial September release date this year.
It wasn’t long ago that we got the first proper gameplay trailer for the game, and responses from gamers were mixed to say the least. Some were excited for a chance to return to Middle-Earth as Gollum, but others criticised the game for looking unfinished. Admittedly, the game did look as though it would benefit from more time in the oven, so it’s not too surprising to see this delay.
The game was originally announced in 2019, and ended up being pushed back to 2022 from a 2021 release date. The game was planned to launch on September 1st, but has now been delayed to a later date.
Gollum is Delayed
The announcement was made in a tweet by the team behind the game, Daedalic Entertainment. The tweet reads “We are dedicated to meeting our community’s expectations and uncovering the untold story of Gollum in a way that honors the vision of J.R.R. Tolkien.“
“That being said, in order to deliver the best possible experience, we have decided to push the release of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum by a few months. We will update you with an exact timing in the near future. We are rgateful for our passionate community and we cannot wait to share this unique adventure with you soon!“
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a stealth adventure where players become the iconic character from Tolkien’s epic story. As Gollum isn’t really a combat-oriented character, the game sees players skulking about and avoiding enemies instead.
A gameplay trailer was released just a couple of weeks ago, and showed a good look at the game. Characters from Middle-Earth will be making an appearance in the game, including Gandalf and Shelob.
You can still pre-order The Lord of the Rings: Gollum for £44.95.
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Featured Image Credit: Daedalic Entertainment