The Gollum video game won’t be launching with Amazon’s LOTR show anymore

Sharanya Sinha
Sharanya Sinha July 25, 2022
Updated 2022/08/05 at 2:14 PM

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum video game, in which you play as a gem fan, has been pushed back from its September 1st release date. According to a statement posted on Twitter by the game’s developers, Daedalic Entertainment, the game will be released “in a few months,” with an exact date to be announced soon.

Game delays are pretty common these days, but this isn’t the Gollum game launching alongside Amazon Prime Video’s The Rings of Power, which premieres on September 2nd. Although the series takes place long before Smackell enters the ring, it’s easy to imagine that the game will be a little better when it comes out a day before the success of the same franchise. However, it is important to give developers, QA and everyone else involved the time they need to do their work without setting a specific release date. If the timing is right, datdalic could release the game after the event. According to what to watch, the first season of “Rings of Power” will consist of eight episodes and will be released once a week.

Image of Gollum staring into the distance.

Either way, if the show is successful (and you can believe Amazon spent an astronomical amount of money), The Lord of the Rings could return to the cultural consciousness for a few weeks or months and benefit from Gollum. The game is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4 and 5, PC, Xbox One and S/X series, and Nintendo Switch. First, the Switch version will be released in a few months. Datalogic did not immediately respond to The Verge’s questions about whether the Switch version might be released alongside the others, or if it would be delayed a few months later. If you want to play as Glum, you should check out the trailer that was released earlier this month.

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