Hold onto your grudges: Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been delayed by a couple of months.
Originally slated for August, it will now release on October 10th. It’s not because of anything nefarious, don’t worry. They just want to make sure it’s up to the required standard, which I’m sure we can all agree is better than a bevy of patches two weeks post-launch.
Announcing the delay on the community forums, Monolith’s Monolith_Andy said the following:
“Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands gameplay in every dimension, including the massive open world, the story, the RPG systems, and personal player stories of the Nemesis System.
“As with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monolith is committed to delivering the highest quality experience. In order to do this, we have made the difficult decision to move our launch date to ensure that Middle-earth: Shadow of War will deliver on that promise.
“We understand that it might be disappointing to have to wait a little longer for the release and are sorry for the delay, but we are working hard to make an amazing game. We’re excited to show more at E3.”
While you wait, why not read the Lord of the Rings books eight or nine times?