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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment unveils plans for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a third-person action game set in Tolkien's Middle-earth in development at Monolith Productions for release on Windows as well as last- and next-generation console systems. They have launched the Shadow of Mordor website, and we can expect further details soon, since this is the cover story on the December issue of GameInformer, and in the meantime, here's the announcement:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a next-generation, third-person action game set in Middle-earth that explores an original story of vengeance and redemption. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is in development for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, gamers take on the role of Talion, a valiant ranger whose family is slain in front of him the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor, moments before his own life is taken. Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who have wronged him. Through the course of his personal vendetta, Talion uncovers the truth of the Spirit that compels him, learns the origins of the Rings of Power and ultimately confronts his true nemesis.

“In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, players will explore the dark and very personal theme of vengeance in a world where decisions have a consequence, and those consequences persist even after death,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The game introduces new gameplay mechanics to the action genre, creating opportunities for emergent and customized gameplay that will be rewarding for players.”

Every enemy that players face is a unique individual, differentiated by their personality, strengths and weaknesses. Through the Nemesis System, enemy relationships and characteristics are shaped by player actions and decisions to create personal archenemies that remember and adapt to the player and are distinct to every gameplay session. Gamers are able to craft their own battles, enemies and rewards within the dynamic world that remembers and adapts to their choices, delivering a unique experience to every player.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is under development by Monolith Productions. The team has collaborated with Middle-earth Enterprises, Peter Jackson and the artists at Weta Workshop to ensure that the settings, characters and story align authentically within canon. For more information, visit www.ShadowofMordor.com, Facebook.com/ShadowofMordor and Twitter.com/Middleearthgame.

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10. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 13:49 Creston
 
Oh come on now, Tron 2.0 was awesome!  
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9. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 13:45 NKD
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 12:29:
NKD wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 11:44:
ItBurn wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 11:40:
Monolith aren't what they once were...

Monolith has made more shit games than good ones even since the very beginning. Their batting average hasn't changed.

That's not really true at all. What shit games have they made? Blood 2 and that LOTR MOBA come to mind. Some might include Gotham City Imposters. How many good games have they made? Blood, Shogo, NOLF, NOLF2, AVP2, FEAR and even FEAR2. They've definitely made more good games than bad.

Condemned, Condemned 2, Gotham City Imposters, Guardians of Middle Earth, Matrix Online, that one crap Tron game, and there was the one with Ice-T. Probably some I'm forgetting. But the shit games were interspersed throughout their life, so I don't think their batting average has changed at all.
 
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8. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 13:28 Burrito of Peace
 
Middle-earth: Shovelware of Mordor.  
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7. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 13:21 Darks
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 13:10:
War in the North sucked sweaty, stinky troll balls!

I think you are over exaggerating a bit Cuttler, it wasn't that bad of a game.

Personally, I'm getting tired of waiting on Shogo II

I cant understand why they have shunned this franchise when it was really a great game. With todays tech, it could be killer.
 
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6. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 13:10 Cutter
 
War in the North sucked sweaty, stinky troll balls!
 
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"Bye weeks? Bronko Nagurski didn't get no bye weeks, and now he's dead… Well, maybe they're a good thing." - Moe
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5. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 12:29 Jerykk
 
NKD wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 11:44:
ItBurn wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 11:40:
Monolith aren't what they once were...

Monolith has made more shit games than good ones even since the very beginning. Their batting average hasn't changed.

That's not really true at all. What shit games have they made? Blood 2 and that LOTR MOBA come to mind. Some might include Gotham City Imposters. How many good games have they made? Blood, Shogo, NOLF, NOLF2, AVP2, FEAR and even FEAR2. They've definitely made more good games than bad.
 
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4. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 12:27 Angrius Maximis
 
"Hey guys isnt there a Hobbit movie coming out?"

"I think so"

"ok lets make another generic hack and slash 3rd person Middle Earth game that will be a shitty console port"

"im on it"
 
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3. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 11:48 Creston
 
For a second I thought this was a Mordor expansion for LOTRO. Third person game, hmmm...


On a sidenote, LOTR War in the North is actually a really good game. If you can get that on sale this december, I definitely recommend it. I had a great time playing through that around four times.
 
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2. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 11:44 NKD
 
ItBurn wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 11:40:
Monolith aren't what they once were...

Monolith has made more shit games than good ones even since the very beginning. Their batting average hasn't changed.
 
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If you don't like where gaming is heading, stop giving your money to the people who are taking it in that direction.
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1. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 11:40 ItBurn
 
Monolith aren't what they once were...  
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