Lord of the Rings video game fans Monolith has some bad news for you. Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been delayed to October 10, 2017 for all platforms. The studio put out a statement that essentially says the team needs more time to polish up the game, so it’s probably a good thing that it is being delayed. More time to work out bugs is way better than rushing to get a product out before it’s as perfect as possible.

You can check out the full statement from Monolith below.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will now launch worldwide on Oct. 10, 2017**.

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.

– The Middle-earth: Shadow of War Team

**Some territories such as Australia, New Zealand and Japan will have a different release date.

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