Hold onto your horses, JRR Tolkien fans. The Gollum release date has now been delayed, with the upcoming Lord of the Rings game shifting further into the future than originally planned.


Of course, Middle-earth has rich history in gaming, from the impressive LEGO Lord of the Rings game to the action-packed Shadow of Mordor titles, but this particular experience does sound unique.

Not many would have guessed that Gollum had the potential to become the lead character in his own modern video game, but here we are — the sneaky former Stoor Hobbit will be the centre of attention here at long last.

So, when exactly is the Gollum release date, and what else do you need to know about the new LotR game? We'll run through all the key information for you now.

When is the Lord of the Rings: Gollum game release date?

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum game release date is currently unknown.

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The game had been set to launch on 1st September, which would've coincided nicely with the arrival of The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime Video, but Gollum has now been delayed — it'll drop on an undisclosed date "a few months" later. The Tweet below explains why.

Can I pre-order The Lord of the Rings: Gollum game?

You can pre-order The Lord of the Rings: Gollum from GAME, where the price is listed as £59.99.

The game's Steam page is also live now, allowing PC players to wishlist the game ahead of launch. More and more pre-order pages are starting to appear, as well, so you can check out some of your buying options below.

What consoles and platforms will The Lord of the Rings: Gollum be released on?

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will release pretty much everywhere, with the developers from Daedalic Entertainment promising that their vision will reach PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.

The Switch version of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will launch later than the others, though, with Daedalic pledging to release the Nintendo-friendly edition some time after the powerful machines get a go.

Is The Lord of the Rings: Gollum based on the movies?

No, the Gollum game is not based on the Lord of the Rings films. The game will be based solely on JRR Tolkein's books and not Peter Jackson's films, so fans can expect a rather different Gollum to Andy Serkis' iconic take on the character.

Developer Daedalic Entertainment has hinted that Gollum may be bigger than he is in the movies, and that the Nazgûl will appear in the game with its own redesigned look.

What's The Lord of the Rings: Gollum about?

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is coming to PC and consoles.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is coming to PC and consoles. Daedalic Entertainment

The game has been described as an action-adventure, though is expected to be less violent than other Lord of the Rings games such as Shadow of Mordor.

Gamers will join Gollum's story shortly after he loses the One Ring to Bilbo Baggins, before joining the former Stoor Hobbit in a stealthy adventure across Middle-earth.

The character's dual nature is said to become a gameplay element - players will have to choose whether to side with Sméagol or Gollum at various points throughout the game.

Is there gameplay footage for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum?

Behind closed doors, RadioTimes.com has seen 20 minutes of footage from The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which showed that stealthiness is just one of many skills in Gollum's arsenal.

As we learned at a recent Gollum game demo event, the game is almost entirely combat-free. Gollum will need to rely on other skills to get by.

You'll also be climbing, wall-running and trying to solve puzzles! In terms of gameplay footage that you can actually watch, this is the latest clip to be shared online...

Can I watch a trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum?

A trailer was released at last year's The Game Awards, giving fans a good look at what to expect from The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The trailer shows players dodging a myriad of monsters from Tolkien's fantasy series as Gollum continues on his hunt for the missing ring.

While you wait for the Gollum game release date on 1st of September, you can watch that trailer below below:

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