Lord of the Rings: Gollum was announced for Switch quite some time ago, but the developer has been radio silent on pretty much all versions of the game. Today, Daedalic Entertainment has confirmed the Switch version is alive and well, and it’s seeing release sometime later this year.
All other versions of the game have been confirmed for September 1st, 2022 release, so that probably means we won’t see the Switch version until sometime after that. At least we know 2022 is planned, so we’ll have to wait 4 months at the very most to get our hands on this one.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, based on the legendary The Lord of the Rings trilogy of books by J.R.R. Tolkien, tells of Gollum’s experiences from behind-the-scenes in the first chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring. After losing his precious ring to Bilbo Baggins, Gollum decides to leave the Misty Mountains and embark on a perilous journey that leads him from the dungeons of Barad-dûr to the realm of the Wood-elves in Mirkwood. In order to survive the dangers of his journey through Middle-earth, Gollum has to sneak and climb and use all his cunning. He also has to deal with his Hobbit-self - Sméagol. It’s up to the players if they want Gollum to have the upper hand when it comes to making important decisions, or if they prefer to allow Sméagol to take over. Gollum also encounters well-known characters from the books as well as a few new faces.