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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum gets new release window

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed for the fourth time, pushing its release to 2023, with no firm date yet set.


The Lord of the Rings: Gollum There has been yet another delay in the form of a new release window being announced by co-developer and publisher Daedalic Entertainment. The third-person action-adventure game will give players a chance to control the beloved The Lord of the Rings the character golum in a story that takes place in the middle the hobbit And the Fellowship of the Ring, it is The Lord of the Rings: GollumFourth announced delay of.


The Lord of the Rings: Gollum It was first announced in March 2019 with a release slated for sometime in 2021. In January 2021, a press release was sent out announcing a new co-publisher, Nacon, which designs and manufactures gaming accessories such as gaming headsets and third-party Xbox. controllers but also publishes games like steelrising And blood bowl 3, An American-style football game set within a Tolkien-esque medical fantasy world. Tucked into the press release was another release date move, this time pushing the window to 2022, with no specific month or quarter given. On May 24, 2022, the game’s official Twitter account announced a set-in-stone release date of September 1, 2022, with a Nintendo Switch release hitting stores on November 30.

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As September draws closer, the official Twitter account tweets news of the delay again, this time pushing Gollum Back to “a few months.” A fuzzy release window to be sure, especially considering the more concrete day and date of the previous announcement. Some months came and went. Now, instead of announcing an imminent release, Daedalic has announced another delay, this time promising that the game will launch in the first half of FY 2023-2024. This sets the window between April and September of 2023. So again, another vague release window, this time of five months. The announcement is hidden in Nacon’s Q3 2022/23 sales report, released on 23 January.

Gollum crawling towards a burning torch in Mirkwood in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

While neither Nacon nor Daedalic cited a specific reason for the delay, the pandemic is surely to blame for at least a factor or two. Many games of all sizes, from AAA to smaller indie titles, were delayed as the pandemic left publishers and developers scrambling to complete their projects while keeping employees safe. Due to this many games have been pushed to 2023. For example, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom After initially being slated for a 2022 release, was pushed back to May 12, 2023. bethesda game studios star fieldThis is the first single-player game since 2015 fallout 4 and its first original IP in 25 years, was announced at E3 2018 with a release date of November 11, 2020. pandemic delayed star field Back in 2023, no firm release date has been set yet.

official marketing classification of the game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum As a third person action-adventure RPG. The trailers portray very little in the way of combat, instead focusing heavily on the stealth mechanics. Gollum sneaks around the orcs by sticking close to the shadows, occasionally ducking into the bushes for cover, reminding Assassins Creed either horizon forbidden west, Daedalic has promoted before GollumDeep communication system. The developers say the game will take players to various lands in Middle-earth, including Mirkwood, the Mines of Moria, and Mordor, as Gollum searches for his precious ring.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum In development for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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Source: NACON/Global News Wire


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