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


12:00 PM on 04.02.2014





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 later this year on October 7. And with most upcoming releases, we got to see some pre-order bonuses as well.

We also got a brand new trailer giving a little more back story on Talion's motive for revenge, and what exactly brought him back to life. The story was written by Christian Cantamessa, who also penned the story for Red Dead Redemption, and the folks at Monolith were keen to make the narrative a big focus of Middle-earth.

October is going to be a pretty busy month for movie/comic game. With Alien: Isolation set for release on the same day as Middle-earth, and the new Batman: Arkham title the week after, people are going to have to make some tough decisions on which game they'll spend their time with. But regardless, it'll be an exciting month for fans no doubt.





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


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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

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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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1:45 PM on 12.16.2013
New screenshots for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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