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Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been delayed into the Q4 bloodbath


Originally slated for a release this summer, Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been pushed back, like some invading army, to the end of the year. It’s a good job the game’s proficient at fighting multiple opponents at once, because it’s going to be a massive scrap for sales. 

Check out our list of upcoming PC games for more release dates. 

Rather than the nice and quiet August release originally planned, the game is now launching on October 10. That means it’s up against the year’s biggest hitters.

News of the delay was announced on Facebook.

“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.”

Monolith go on to say that they understand if you’re disappointed and they’re sorry for the delay, but it’s just one of those things. We’ll see more of it at E3 later this month.