Last year, Daedalic Entertainment announced stealth adventure The Lord of the Rings: Gollum for major platforms like Nintendo Switch. If you’ve been excited to experience the game, however, you’re going to have to wait quite a bit longer.
According to a new press release, the publisher has delayed the game from its previous 2021 release window – and is now targeting a 2022 release window instead. Additionally, the game will now be co-published with the assistance of NACON.
Here’s the full information below:
Lesquin, 26 January 2021 – NACON and Daedalic Entertainment are pleased to announce that they have signed a co-publishing and distribution agreement for the game The Lord of the RingsTM: GollumTM. Developed for Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch™ and PC, the game will be released in 2022.
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 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.
As soon as it was announced in spring 2019, the game generated an enormous amount of attention amongst players and fans, and achieved a high profile through the first video showcase last fall:
The Lord of the RingsTM: GollumTM is a story-driven action adventure. Take on a perilous journey as Gollum, chasing the only thing that is precious to him. Climb, leap and sneak your way past dangers or into advantageous spots. Gollum is skillful and sly, but also torn by his split personality. 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 Sméagol.
We’ll report back as we hear more in the future. Stay tuned.