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Middle Earth: Shadow of War announced with stunning new trailer

The Nemesis System returns in this action-packed sequel.


AJ Moser

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 27, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 10:27 pm CDT

Thanks to a leak from Target over the weekend, Lord of the Rings fans might not be too surprised to hear they’re getting a sequel to 2014’s well-received Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

An official announcement trailer for Middle Earth: Shadow of War was released Monday morning, showing off many familiar characters from both the original game, and the LOTR series. The plot will follow a Ranger and Wraith, inhabiting the same body, as they attempt to create a ring more powerful than Sauron’s. While this clip is an all-CGI story teaser, gameplay footage is coming on March 8.

A few additional details released today revealed that the Nemesis System, a naturally progressing enemy-tracker from the first game will return in the sequel. A Gold Edition was also listed on Target’s website, priced at $99.99, and including access to the game’s planned DLC. 

Middle Earth: Shadow of War hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Aug. 22.

H/T Kotaku

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*First Published: Feb 27, 2017, 10:48 am CST