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‘The Lord of the Rings: Gollum’ release date announced; Nintendo Switch version will arrive at a later time
Daedalic Entertainment has finally announced a release date for the upcoming action-adventure game “The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.” It will be released on most platforms this fall, while the Nintendo Switch version will come at a later time.
“The Lord of the Rings: Gollum” was previously set to launch in 2021, but like other games, it was also delayed to give developers more time to finish the title. In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Daedalic Entertainment announced that the game would officially launch on Sept. 1 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
The game is also slated to launch on Nintendo Switch, but fans will have to wait for further announcements on when this version will be available. Daedalic Entertainment said “The Lord of the Rings: Gollum” will be available on the hybrid portable console at a later date, but it is unclear if that will happen before 2022 ends.
Daedalic also released an FAQ last week to address some of the most asked questions about the game. But the developer noted that there are some details that they cannot address yet. The FAQ contains details about the story that will be covered in “The Lord of the Rings: Gollum” and how it will fit into the literary universe created by J.R.R. Tolkien.
“The Lord of the Rings: Gollum” is an official adaptation of the book series with content based on canon stories and characters, the developer said in the FAQ. Daedalic also said the events covered in the game take place in a parallel timeline with the early parts of “The Lord of the Rings.”
As the title suggests, Gollum is the main character in the game. It also appears that “The Lord of the Rings: Gollum” will have references to the early parts of the literary series while also expanding on Gollum’s story. Daedalic confirmed some of the events in the game are connected to Gollum’s time in Mordor, along with his interactions with Sauron and Gandalf. “During this time, although very little is known about Gollum’s adventures, there was enough to give us an excellent outline and timeframe for the setting,” the developer said.