Certain games get a reputation for constantly being delayed sometimes to the point where people forget all about them. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is trying to shake this with its recently released trailer. This video is one of the longest and most detailed promotions associated with the game to date. While there has been a tremendous response to the footage, there is still one question that it fails to answer: When is the new release date? It’s good to know that the project hasn’t been abandoned, but there is such a thing as too much buildup.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Trailer

Daedalic Entertainment first announced it would make a standalone Lord of the Rings game centered on Gollum in 2019. It was obvious that this game was going to take a long time to develop, and it has. In fact, the latest trailer gives an idea of how big it’ll really be.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was expected to come out several times in 2021-2022. However, after the last delay, updates surrounding it went surprisingly quiet. Even though the newest trailer generously covers both story and gameplay elements, no release date is mentioned. What’s even more curious is that this is the first Lord of the Rings game that Daedalic Entertainment has worked on with a currently undisclosed voice actor.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be the first game of the franchise to focus solely on the tragic character, Gollum. In the story, Gollum is a Hobbit formerly called Smeagol who went mad and transformed after discovering the One Ring. Based on the trailer footage, it appears that the game will be set many years before the events of The Hobbit. By all evidence, it’s right around when Bilbo Baggins came into possession of the ring. We can glimpse a younger-looking Gandalf and evidence of Sauron’s absence in Mordor. The game appears to be a 3D stealth-adventure title, as Gollum maneuvers between the worlds of light and dark.

Gollum is a memorable character, which is why a game about him would make loads of folks excited. However, despite the new and appealing The Lord of the Rings: Gollum trailer, a release date for this year has yet to be confirmed.

Will Quick is a freelance media wizard living in Spain. When he’s not gaming or writing, he’s doodling comics or whatever else pops in his head.