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News video games 25 July 2022, 20:11

author: Jacob Blazewicz

LotR Gollum Delayed After Cold Reception of Gameplay

We'll be waiting longer than expected for Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The delay is definitely unrelated to the not-quite-enthusiastic reception of the first gameplay demonstration...

Gollum seems to have lost his way once again, as Daedalic Entertainment has informed about the delayed release of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The title will appear "several months" later than planned, so that - as always - the developers can deliver the 'best possible experience.' The exact date was not given.

This is not the first delay of a game featuring Gollum-Smeagol (spoiler?). Before the developers revealed the exact date, the release date was set for 2021. Of course, nothing came of it and it wasn't until this May when it was reported, that LotR: Gollum will hit the market on September 1, 2022.

Perhaps today's delay has to do with Internet users' reactions to the first gameplay trailer (available below). Many gamers mainly criticized the archaic visuals, although there were also those with reservations about the gameplay itself. Perhaps Daedalic Entertainment wants to give Gollum a similar facelift that was served to the movie Sonic?

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is coming to PC , Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 , PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).