There is finally some more information on what gamers can expect from the story in Middle-earth: Shadow of War with the reveal of a new story trailer from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. According to the accompanying press release, the trailer is, “showcasing Talion and Celebrimbor as they use the power of the New Ring to forge an army and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The video features a host of new allies, villains, and creatures that the Bright Lord will encounter throughout this completely original narrative, which is brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System.”
Beyond the press talking points, there is plenty in the trailer to excite fans of the Tolkien universe. For starters, plenty of the foes from the original Lord of the Rings trilogy appears to be present including Sauron, The Balrog, and Flying Ring Wraiths better known to those in the know as Nazgul. Talion is building his army to defeat the Dark Lord Sauron asking for those to rally behind the banner of the Bright Lord. What ensues appears to be an ample dosing of Orcs having their skulls crushed in or bodies impaled by cold steel.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War was slated for an August 22nd release date although Monolith decided to slightly alter those plans with a new release date confirmed for October 10, 2017. There is also sure to be plenty more news related to Middle-earth: Shadow of War at E3 next week. The game will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro as it is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor which was on the receiving end of over 50 industry awards including the Game Developers Choice Awards’ Game of the Year in 2015.