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Published on February 27th, 2017 | by gareth


Middle-earth:  Shadow of War : Announcement Art And Trailer

I am curious about this as the last one was great fun.


Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Middle-earth:
Shadow of War,  Monolith Productions’ highly-anticipated sequel to Middle-earth:
Shadow of Mordor.  This next journey to Middle-earth will bring back Talion and Celebrimbor, who
return as the Bright Lord as they go behind enemy lines to turn all of Mordor
against the Dark Lord, Sauron. Middle-earth:  Shadow of War expands  upon the award-winning Nemesis System, introducing entirely new stories of
loyalty, betrayal and revenge.


Middle-earth: Shadow of War  will  launch on August 22, 2017 and will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio,
Windows 10 PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.



Burbank, Calif.  – February  27, 2017
– Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced
Middle-earth:  Shadow of War,
the sequel to the critically acclaimed
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, winner of more than 50 industry awards, including 2015 Game Developers Choice
Awards’ Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming at the 2015 D.I.C.E.
Awards and the BAFTA for Game Design. Developed by Monolith Productions,
Middle-earth:  Shadow of War  features
an original story with the return of
  Talion  and Celebrimbor, who must go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of
Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron.

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.


Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and
Steam), PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro beginning August 22, 2017.
Shadow of War

will be available as an
Play Anywhere


“Monolith Productions continues to innovate by introducing deeper, more personalized
gameplay experiences, coupled with authentic storytelling,” said David Haddad,
President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “
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


“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,” said Michael de Plater, Vice President,
Creative, Monolith Productions. “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
Shadow of War

we can’t wait to see the amazing stories players are going to create and


The innovative Nemesis System created unique personal stories through
procedurally-generated enemies who remember every encounter and are
differentiated by their personality, strengths and weaknesses.
Shadow of War
  expands this innovation with the introduction of Followers who bring about
entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. The Nemesis System is
also expanded to create a unique personal world through Nemesis Fortresses,
which allows players to utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic
strongholds and create personalized worlds with their unique Orc


between the events of
The  Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings,
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
continues the original narrative of
Shadow of Mordor
. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of
epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, even more
personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.


As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, players can purchase a digital version of
Middle-earth: Shadow of War once and play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Gamers can pick up where
they left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, bringing all the saves, game
add-ons and achievements with them at no additional cost.

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