It’s a big year for The Lord of the Rings, as Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning Two Towers celebrates its 20th anniversary and Amazon’s TV show, The Rings of Power, debuts in September. But that’s not all. Daedalic’s new video game, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, is also on the way in the near future, though its release date has now been delayed. We’re rounding up everything we know about the new game ahead of launch.
Platforms and release date
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The game was originally scheduled to be released on September 1 (just a day before The Rings of Power premieres), but it has been delayed “a few months.” Depending on what Daedalic means by a “few,” the game could still launch in 2022. A Nintendo Switch version was previously announced for release on November 30, but that date may have shifted, too.
Who is developing LOTR: Gollum?
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is developed by Daedalic Entertainment, a German studio known for the Deponia franchise, among others. It’s being made in partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises, the holding company that controls the rights to the series. The story is officially canon and sheds new light on Gollum’s quest to reclaim the One Ring.