UPDATE 7/26/22 4:38 p.m. ET: Daedalic Entertainment has delayed The Lord of the Rings: Gollum "for a few months." The studio did not set a firm release date, but it's possible release will slide into 2023.
"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," the studio wrote in a statement posted to Twitter on Monday. "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."
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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum release date has been revealed for Sep. 1, 2022. The game will be heading to consoles and PC first, with a later release date for the Nintendo Switch.
The game's developer Daedalic Entertainment made an announcement on Tuesday that the game will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on Sep 1. They also announced that a Nintendo Switch version is currently under development, expected to be released "later this year."
The game is said to be based off of J.R.R. Tolkien's original Lord of the Rings book series, and will focus on Gollum as the protagonist. It follows Gollum's journey in search of his precious ring, and players will get to explore the fantastical regions of Middle-earth as they travel from the Misty Mountains to Mirkwood.
Gollum isn't the only familiar face players will get to see. The game will also have sections in which players can take take control of Gollum's counterpart, Sméagol. Even if you aren't a big fan of the character Gollum himself, Lord of the Rings fans should still keep an eye out for the game, as Deadalic has stated the player will encounter other "well-known characters from the books as well as a few new faces."
Lord of the Rings fans will have a lot of content to look forward to. Besides The Lord of the Rings Gollum, a turn-based card collection and story game Heroes of Middle-earth, developed by Electronic Arts, is also coming to mobile sometime this summer.