Developer Daedalic Entertainment has announced that its upcoming The Lord of the Rings: Gollum won’t release this year as originally planned. The developer needs more time with the project and it is now due to arrive on Xbox, PlayStation and PC in 2022.
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Daedalic Entertainment originally announced the game back in March 2019 and we finally got a trailer and gameplay breakdown last year August. However, we still don’t know much about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum at this point. We do know that the game is aiming to be a “subtle tactical stealth” experience with environmental puzzles, exploration including challenges and fast-paced parkour. The game will also be divided into a range of open-hub and linear missions.
The developer claims that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will put a heavy emphasis on narrative choices and story elements. Players take the role of Gollum and have to juggle his inner conflict and his split personality including Smeagol, which many know from the movie and book series. A player’s dialogue choice will affect certain gameplay outcomes and situations.
The news of the game’s delay also arrives at the announcement that Daedalic Entertainment is now under a new publishing deal with NACON. The worldwide publishing house will manage the release and marketing for the upcoming video game when it releases for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Pc in 2022.
Take a look at the August 2020 trailer down below: