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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum delayed until 2022

Sméagol won’t get his chance to reunite with the one ring until next year

Gollum sneaks through an enemy stronghold in a screenshot from The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Image: Daedalic Entertainment
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Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which will let you play through the story of Middle Earth’s most unfortunate hobbit, has been delayed until 2022. As part of the delay announcement, developer Daedalic Entertainment also announced that it’s partnering with Nacon to publish the game.

“The two companies decided to join forces to ensure that the game will meet the expectations of fans of The Lord of the Rings and fully leverage the power of the new generation of consoles,” the companies said in a joint press release. “The universe will be faithfully represented thanks to the partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises, the company that holds the adaptation rights to the series by J.R.R. Tolkien.”

In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, players will get to take control of Gollum as he seeks out the one ring. Just like in the movies and books, Gollum’s quest will involve plenty of climbing and sneaking around as he ventures through some of the most dangerous parts of Middle Earth. Players will have the chance to explore the gentler side of Sméagol as well as the harsher, more obsessive Gollum, and they’ll even be able to push the hobbit towards one side or the other.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows whenever it’s ready to be released in 2022.

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