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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Delayed to 2022

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Delayed to 2022 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 January 2021 / 1,061 Views

Daedalic Entertainment announced it has delayed The Lord of the Rings: Gollum from 2021 to a 2022 release window. The company has also signed a co-publishing and distribution deal with Nacon. 

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is in development for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Delayed to 2022

Here is an overview of the game:

Athletic and agile, sneaky and cunning. Driven by the desire to once again hold in his hands what he lost, Gollum is one of the most fascinating characters in the world of The Lord of the Rings.

He has seen things that others can not imagine, he has survived things that others would not dare mention. Torn by his split personality, he can be vicious and villainous as Gollum, but social and cautious as Smeagol.

While being vital to the story by J.R.R. Tolkien, many parts of Gollum’s quest have not been told in detail yet. In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum you get to experience this story. From his time as a slave below the Dark Tower to his stay with the Elves of Mirkwood.

Use stealth, agility, and cunning to survive and overcome what lies ahead. Climb, leap, and grapple your way past dangers or into advantageous spots.

While Gollum might not be a fighter, it is not unlike him to assassinate a careless enemy when the chance presents itself—or dispose of them in more creative and villainous ways.

The decisions you make and the way you play have a direct influence on Gollum’s personality: Always struggling between the two sides embodied by Gollum and Sméagol, it is up to you to decide whether the darker side of Gollum takes over or if there is a spark of reason left in what once was Smeagol. One mind, two egos—you decide!


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
Marth (on 26 January 2021)

That makes it at least 7

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Summerset (on 27 January 2021)

Gollum is an interesting character, but i can't imagine controlling such a repulsive thing for 25 hours.

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Dulfite (on 26 January 2021)

I love Lord of the Rings books. I love reading all the tidbits of lore. I even enjoy the Hobbit movies. I really liked The Third Age on GameCube and loved the shadow games. Battle for Middle Earth 1/2 and expansion were delightful in my youth. But this game? Doesn't look appealing at all. Making an entire game from the perspective of such an annoying and hated character. It would be like a star wars game where you play Jar Jar Binks, can you imagine?

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shikamaru317 Dulfite (on 26 January 2021)

I feel the same way. And the design change for Gollum is also super offputting, he looks nothing like the movie version because the devs of this game aren't working with WB Interactive, who hold the movie rights, they got the rights to make the game directly from the Tolkien Estate so they had to change Gollum's design.

I'm far more hyped for the rumored 3rd Middle Earth: Shadow of game from Monolith and WB, they've presumably been developing it since Shadow of War released in 2017, should have 4 years of development then by Holiday 2021, meaning it could be announced around E3 and release this year.

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abdulhade (on 27 January 2021)

Yeeyy ! For Nintendo Switch too :) !!

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Random_Matt (on 26 January 2021)

personally do not release it.

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