Middle-earth: Shadow of War Officially Announced
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. It will feature a new story and the return of both Talion and Celebrimbor, “who must go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron.” It will be released on August 22 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.
Here’s a synopsis: In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment president David Haddad said: “Monolith Productions continues to innovate by introducing deeper, more personalized gameplay experiences, coupled with authentic storytelling. Middle-earth: Shadow of War truly drives the genre forward by taking the Nemesis System to new heights and allowing players to create their own personal journey within Middle-earth.”
Monolith Productions Creative Vice President Michael de Plater added: “Following the amazing reception to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, we massively expanded every dimension of the game, including the world, the story, the RPG systems, the core gameplay and of course the personal player stories of the Nemesis System. As lifelong fans of Middle-earth, we are so grateful to have the privilege to bring to life the most incredible fantasy world ever created in a new way, for a new generation. With Middle-earth: Shadow of War, we can’t wait to see the amazing stories players are going to create and share.