The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Insider Teases Imminent News

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will reportedly be getting some new details and possibly a trailer very soon. Gollum is one of the most famous characters from the Lord of the Rings series, partially thanks to the performance of Andy Serkis in the films, but he's not necessarily the character people would jump to for his own video game. He's a little slimy, creepy hobbit who is more mischievous than he is dangerous, at least in the way one might expect for a video game protagonist. With that said, developer Daedalic came up with an idea to give the character life within the gaming medium.
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Good news Hobbitses, Lord of the Rings: Gollum is still on track for Fall 2022

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is still on track to release this Fall, Daedalic Entertainment has confirmed. To be clear, this is the same release window we learned about in a trailer released almost a year go, but it's only natural these days to regard video game release dates with some degree of skepticism, especially when it's been a while since the last update. But thankfully, in the case of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, we can still expect with a reasonable amount of confidence that it'll launch Fall 2022 as previously planned. "Our current target to release the game is Fall 2022," Daedalic revealed in a new Steam Q&A page for the game.