Friday, August 29, 2014
New LOTR game coming, it’s a prequel and open-world

New LOTR game coming, it’s a prequel and open-world

“Shadow of Mordor” sounds exciting!

The next Lord of the Rings game, as shown for Game Informer’s cover reveal today, is called Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. An open-world action game, set between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

Not based on any of Tolkien’s works, this will explore brand new ground. Developed by Monolith (makers of Guardians of Middle-Earth, the MOBA), the game will be published by Warner Bros. for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The January issue of Game Informer will have more info.

Meanwhile, a Warner Bros. press release described the game:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a next-gen, third-person action game set in the legendary Tolkien universe of Middle-earth. In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, players explore an original story of vengeance and redemption as they take control of Talion, a ranger whose family is murdered at the hands of Sauron and his army the night they return to Mordor.

Developed for next-gen consoles, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor introduces the Nemesis System, a powerful and dynamic gameplay mechanic that allows players’ actions to shape enemy relationships and characteristics to create personal and unique story and gameplay arcs that are persistent even after death. Players experience a unique game every time as the dynamic world reacts and adapts to their choices.

Unexpected, albeit pretty welcome, news. How do you feel about it?

About Christos Chatzisavvas

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