Developer Daedalic Entertainment has announced that their stealth-action title, Lord of the Rings: Gollum, will be delayed to 2022. As reported by GamesRadar; Dead Good PR, the company behind the title, has moved the game back a fair bit. The reasons are unclear, but it seems like The Lord of the Rings: Gollum just needs more time before charging into Mordor.
The game is being “developed for Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch, and PC, the game will be released in 2022,” according to a press release announcing a co-publishing deal with Nacon for the game. What the final game will look like is anyone’s guess.
The game has come a long way since it was first teased in 2019. The technology and hardware driving games has also come a long way. It could be that the team takes more time to polish the visual and feel for the newer hardware. There is certainly a ton of potential in this kind of unique spin-off. A stealth game involving the mutated Hobbit is certainly something that fans might be eager to see.
It will be very intriguing to see what Daedalic managed with the idea. Various point-and-click adventures have been their forte for some time, with titles like the Deponia series and Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth filling their back catalogue. Not exactly a AAA pedigree, but at least they have some narrative-driven experience. It could be that since Gollium is not a character known for combat, that a story focus becomes vital for making Lord of the Rings: Gollum fun to play.
The exact release date has not been announced yet. The date having been moved back a year certainly takes the pressure to crunch off, we hope. When Gollum finally crawls out of its hole, we hope it’s good.