It’s been almost three years since we were taken back to middle earth for some good ol’ orc smashin’ in Lord Of The Rings: Shadow Of Mordor an now it looks like we’re finally heading back.Warner Bros. has officially announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be released on August 22.
The game will once again feature an original story in the Middle-earth universe, and will see the return of Talion and his ghostly companion Celebrimbor. Yesterday’s report about the game’s story content has been proven correct. “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 game will also feature an expanded version of the Nemesis system. In Shadow of Mordor, the game created orcish officers that reacted to their encounters with Talion. In Shadow of War, Warner Bros. promises that the world’s environment itself will also be shaped by your play.
“Followers 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 army.”
Here’s the official announcement trailer. Everyone keep calm and try not to break anything in your excitement.