Lord of the Rings Gollum Game Delayed to 2022

Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed to 2022.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed to 2022. / Photo courtesy of Daedalic Entertainment/Nacon

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum won't arrive until 2022, blowing past its original 2021 release window, per publisher Nacon. It will hit Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC.

The news comes alongside the company's announcement that it has agreed to co-publish the game with its developer, Daedalic Entertainment.

"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," Nacon said in a 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 novel series by J.R.R. Tolkien."

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be a story-driven action adventure, according to Nacon. Players will chase the One Ring through Middle Earth, climbing and sneaking as they decide to favor one of Gollum's two personalities: the kind, good Sméagol or the spiteful and jealous Gollum.