Middle Earth: Shadow of War Announced

Monolith Prodctions dropped a huge announcement today for fans of the Lord of the Rings series. Shadow of War, the sequel to 2014’s amazing Shadow of Mordor will be released on August 22nd in North America and August 25th in Europe.

The unfortunate part was that because of a retailer leak yesterday, the publisher was forced to officially announce the game earlier than they had intended.

Shadow of War will once again feature an original story in the Middle-earth universe, and will see the return of Talion and his ghostly companion Celebrimbor. Here’s a trailer:

“Players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies,” reads a press release, “including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth.”

The game will also apparently feature an expanded version of the Nemesis system. In Shadow of War, Warner Bros. promises that the world’s environment will actually change and be shaped by your gameplay, as well as a new kind of reactive NPC called Followers.

“Followers […] bring about entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. The Nemesis System is also expanded to create a unique personal world through Nemesis Fortresses, which allows players to utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and create personalized worlds with their unique Orc army.”

Shadow of War will be for PlayStation 4, Xbox One (including Project Scorpio), Steam, and Windows 10 (where it will be an Xbox Play anywhere title). There will also be a Standard, Silver and Gold edition that you can start your pre-order now from most major retail stores.

It will only be a short while, March 8th according to the trailer, where fans will get more information about the game. So, make sure you come back for that here on Stream.Me.

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