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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Delayed to 2022, Nacon to Co-Publish

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Daedalic Entertainment has announced a delay for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

The new game, based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien series, will forgo its planned 2021 release window for one sometime next year, in 2022. Alongside the delay is the news that Daedalic Entertainment, who is also the developer on the game, is co-publishing the game with Nacon to co-publish and distribute the game.

The new partnership between Daedalic Entertainment and Nacon will help “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 Lord of the Rings: Gollum is set for a release across Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X+S, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via its Steam page:

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 Sméagol.

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 Sméagol. One mind, two egos – you decide!

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