Pub­lish­er Warn­er Broth­ers Inter­ac­tive and devel­op­er Mono­lith have announced that Mid­dle-earth: Shad­ow of War has been delayed. The game was orig­i­nal­ly set to launch August 22nd, but will now launch on Octo­ber 10th. 

Mono­lith chalk up the delay to sim­ply need­ing more time to deliv­er a qual­i­ty expe­ri­ence. Fans may be dis­ap­point­ed by the delay how­ev­er more on the game will be revealed at E3

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.”

Fur­ther details were not giv­en although plen­ty on the game has already been revealed. The offi­cial Shad­ow of War YouTube chan­nel has mul­ti­ple hours long videos dis­cussing var­i­ous aspects of the game and even show­ing game­play.