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First footage of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor


1:30 PM on 01.23.2014



My initial reaction after hearing about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and seeing this eight minutes or so of footage was that it's a shame Monolith didn't come with an original setting. Even if you aren't a diehard Tolkien fan, you'll quickly see what I mean.

Putting those source-material concerns aside, as an open-world action game, I like the look of this. I'm skeptical about the procedurally-generated enemies holding up long-term as those systems can be tricky to get right, but the combat looks like decent fun and ability to see the leadership structure of the orcs is a novel mechanic. In other words, I need more to go on.





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9:00 AM on 08.18.2014
Warner Bros. Interactive reveals Shadow of Mordor Season Pass

Warner Bros. Interactive has just confirmed to Destructoid that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be getting a Season Pass. Strangely enough no price has been announced, but here's what it will grant you: the "Guardian...more



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11:45 AM on 07.31.2014
Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith

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1:30 PM on 07.25.2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor shall not release on October 7 anymore

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10:15 AM on 06.05.2014
New Shadow of Mordor trailer moves like a ghost, fights like a devil

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11:45 AM on 05.29.2014
I couldn't kill this damned orc in Shadow of Mordor

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8:15 AM on 05.22.2014
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8:01 AM on 05.22.2014
Voice cast for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor revealed

Upcoming game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be voiced by some of the best in the business. Troy Baker will voice lead character Talion, while Nolan North, Laura Bailey, Alastair Duncan, and Liam O'Brien hold down other ...more



5:00 PM on 05.19.2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is looking stabby

This video for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is supposed to be about runes, which are dropped by fallen foes and used to upgrade protagonist Talion's weapons. And it is. But I can't not concentrate on how ridiculous the act...more



12:00 PM on 04.02.2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7

It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb...more





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