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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Gets New Release Window

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum gets delayed for the fourth time, getting its release pushed further into 2023 with no firm date yet set.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum gets yet another delay as the co-developer and publisher Daedalic Entertainment announces a new release window. The game will give players the chance to control the title character from The Lord of the Rings series in a story that takes place between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring. This is The Lord of the Rings: Gollum’s fourth announced delay.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was first announced in March 2019 with a slated release sometime in 2021. In January 2021, a press release was sent out announcing a new co-publisher and another release date move, this time pushing the window into 2022, with no specific month or quarter given. On May 24th, 2022, the game’s official Twitter account announced a set-in-stone release date of September 1st, 2022, with the Nintendo Switch release hitting stores on November 30th.

As September approached, the official Twitter account again tweeted news of a delay, this time pushing Gollum back “a few months.” Recently Daedalic has announced yet another delay, this time promising the game will launch sometime in the first half of fiscal year 2023-2024. That sets the window between April and September of 2023. The announcement came tucked away in Nacon, the co-publisher for the game's third quarter 2022/23 sales report, released on January 23rd.

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

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