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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor announced


11:15 AM on 11.12.2013
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As the second film in The Hobbit trilogy is set to release next month, WB Games is gearing up for its return to Middle-earth. In the upcoming December issue of Game Informer, the publisher lays out its vision for this brand new sandbox action/RPG developed by Monolith, coming to the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC.

Taking place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor introduces a brand new character named Talion, a human ranger who is tasked with venturing into the land of Mordor. Although the details are a bit limited, the developers at Monolith state that players will freely explore the dark lands while battling hordes of monsters, and strengthening Talion's abilities. An interesting addition to the game is called the Nemesis system, which plans to bring a new approach to character interaction, battles, and storytelling. In one instance, enemies that escape from battles will return for revenge more powerful than ever.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks to be a pretty ambitious title. It's interesting to see Monolith make a game that's not a first-person shooter, and an sandbox action/RPG set in Mordor? Count me in!

December Cover – Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor [Game Informer] 





Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor shall not release on October 7 anymore photo


New Shadow of Mordor trailer moves like a ghost, fights like a devil photo


I couldn't kill this damned orc in Shadow of Mordor photo


First hands-on of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won me over photo


Voice cast for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor revealed photo


Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is looking stabby photo


Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7 photo


Monolith talks cross-gen differences in Shadow of Mordor photo


First footage of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor photo


Preview: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor photo


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

October is going to be ridiculously packed with high-profile videogames, so the news that Warner Bros. has decided to fast-track Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's release from October 7 to September 30 is certainly welcom...more



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

We spend so much of our lives working. When I die, if there's some sort of afterlife, I want to just chill out. Make it look like a never-ending Corona commercial or something. Doesn't that sound nice? That's not a position ...more



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

Our first hands-on session with Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor had me going up against some orc bodyguards to take out their boss, a war chief. If you recall from my preview, there was one orc that escaped me. His name? ...more



8:15 AM on 05.22.2014
First hands-on of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won me over

I had absolutely no expectations for  Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. I’ve never played any of the franchise games, and I knew very little about the upcoming title. But my first hands on was a very pleasant surprise. A mere 45 minutes of play of its sandbox game got its hooks in me and now I'm totally sold.   more



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



6:00 AM on 02.21.2014
Monolith talks cross-gen differences in Shadow of Mordor

One of the big talking points for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been developer Monolith's Nemesis system, which involves procedural generation of orcs ranging from their fighting styles to their individual rank and role ...more



1:30 PM on 01.23.2014
First footage of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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 ...more



8:00 AM on 01.23.2014
Preview: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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