Middle-earth: Shadow of War release date delayed to October 10

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced today the postponement of the launch date of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel of the series based on The Lord of the Rings developed by Monolith Productions. Given the change in plans, the title will then be available from October 10, instead of in late August as originally planned.


Was Middle-earth: Shadow of War the game that you have expected to play in August? Then we have some bad news for you. Monolith Productions has confirmed that the sequel to the acclaimed action RPG has been now delayed.

In a posting on the Warner Bros. Games website, Monolith Productions has revealed that the new release date for Middle-earth: Shadow of War is October 10. The studio explained that they made this decision because they want to make sure that the project fulfills its full potential.

“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,” was said in a publisher’s note. “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.”

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is now expected to release on 10 October on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.