Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has confirmed it’s releasing a sequel to the critically-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the gaming epic which scooped more than 50 industry awards.
Developed by Monolith Productions and set 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 with an an original story featuring 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.
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.
“Monolith Productions continues to innovate by introducing deeper, more personalised gameplay experiences, coupled with authentic storytelling,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
“Middle-earth: 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 Middle-earth.”
Michael de Plater, Vice President, Creative, Monolith Productions, added: “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.”
“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 Middle-earth: Shadow of War, we can’t wait to see the amazing stories players are going to create and share.”
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro from 25 August, 2017. Pre-order today from Amazon.co.uk