The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed by a ‘few months’


The precious needs some extra time

Daedalic’s new LOTR adventure is pushing its release date back a bit. Nacon and Daedalic Entertainment are pushing the launch of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum back a few months to an indeterminate date.

No more has been confirmed about Gollum‘s new date, except that it is “a few months” out from its original. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was previously set to launch on September 1, 2022.

In a statement on the delay, Daedalic says it has been pushed in order to deliver the “best possible experience” for the Gollum game. An update more exact timing will arrive sometime in the near future.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is slotted to launch on both generations of Xbox and PlayStation hardware, as well as PC and the Nintendo Switch. It’s unclear if the launch date will affect the Nintendo Switch date in particular, as it had previously been pushed back from the other versions’ September 1 date. We reached out to clarify, but were told Daedalic has no further comment at this time.

Waiting in the darkness

Gollum’s very own video game is a bit different than the hack-and-slash or role-playing games you might be used to from the Lord of the Rings game.

Rather, it’s a stealth affair, suited to Gollum’s own talents of sneaking around and leaping onto people’s backs. Plus, balancing the careful line between Smeagol and Gollum, and getting the narrative bits right. Although one section of this cinematic trailer where Gollum dumps lava on some orcs looks pretty alright.

While the Fellowship had their time in the spotlight, Lord of the Rings: Gollum will give the little hobbit who’s down on his luck his due. It’ll just take a little extra time for all the pieces to come together.

Eric Van Allen