Sorry, Tolkien fans – Daedalic has announced that its upcoming stealth title The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed “by a few months” so that the team can “deliver the best possible experience.”
The studio shared the news via Twitter, where it thanked fans for their ongoing patience regarding the release of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The statement, which says that the game has been pushed back by a few months, promises that the team is dedicated to “uncovering the untold story of Gollum in a way that honors the vision of JRR Tolkien.”
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— The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (@GollumGame) July 25, 2022
While no updated release date was given, the statement promises an update on the exact timing in the “near future.” The game was initially planned for release on September 1, so with only a handful of months before the end of the year, it’s now feasible that it could join the growing list of games to be delayed into 2023.
That may be for the best, though, based on what we’ve seen of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum already.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – Preview Screenshots
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum casts players as the titular creature in a tale set before the events pertaining to the mainline books and movies. As a stealth title, combat will be very limited, instead asking players to sneak through dangerous locations within Middle-earth and assassinate enemies in creative ways.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is set to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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