The upcoming game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum won’t be seeing a release until later this year, according to game publisher Nacon.
In a recent earnings report, Nacon noted in their outlook for the next fiscal year that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is expected to release sometime in the first half.
For those who don’t know, a “fiscal year” or “FY” is a yearlong period of time that some entities use for bookkeeping and doesn’t always correlate to the January-December we’re used to.
In this case the upcoming fiscal year runs from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. So if we expect the game in the first six months, that’d be sometime before October of this year.
When The Lord of the Rings: Gollum does release, it’ll be on Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.
Of course nothing has been set in stone yet, and development for the game has been plagued by constant delays since it was announced in 2019. Its last delay was beyond the previous September release date.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
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 the 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 he 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 his personality: Always struggling between the two sides embodied by Gollum and Sméagol, it is up to you to decide whether the darker side takes over or if there is a spark of reason left in what once was Sméagol. One mind, two egos – you decide!