E3ODUS [E3 2017 Preview]: Middle-Earth – Shadow of War.
Updated 6/7: New Story Trailer down below!
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment – PS4, Xbox One, PC – August 22, 2017) – Back in September of 2014, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor released to relatively mild fanfare, although it was a critical hit! Three years later and the story of Talion and Celembrimbor continue yet. Shadow of Mordor was praised for the simple yet effective fighting mechanics and the groundbreaking Nemesis System. Whereas the predecessor dealt with the Nemesis aspect, the sequel’s spotlight will be on fortress assaults.
When you think of Lord of the Rings, automatically, you think of the battle of Helms Deep or Siege of Gondor. That’s what the people at Monolith are shooting for, to give every gamer the feeling of being in the middle of a large-scale battle. Producer Michael de Plater said, “This was our ambition to do the big, blockbuster version of the ideas we’d begun to explore in the first game. It’s kind of our Terminator 2 to Terminator.” It will still be a single player campaign but making it no less the rewarding. Expect big battles, Uruk-on-Uruk violence and plenty of hacked off limbs.
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