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New screenshots for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor


1:45 PM on 12.16.2013
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Last month, we saw the reveal of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a new open-world action/RPG set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. While we didn't get a look of the game, we did learn what to expect of the new open-ended gameplay and the Nemesis system, which can all allow players to shape the course of the events in Mordor and turn normal enemies into potential rivals. Now, the folks at Warner Bros. Games have released a small set of screenshots to show off the new title.

Taking place during a fairly open gap within Tolkien's lore, the developers at Monolith have taken some liberties and risks with the material to tell their own unique story. Players will step into the role of Talion, a resurrected human Ranger who acquires the abilities of a wraith, and goes on a quest to stop of the forces of Sauron as they attempt to overtake the lands of Middle-earth.

While this new title will likely irk some hardcore Tolkien fans, it's certainly got a number of neat ideas going for it. Plus, I've always wanted an open-world action/RPG set within Middle-earth. And no, the MMO doesn't count. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of Shadow of Mordor.

New screenshots for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor photo
New screenshots for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor photo
New screenshots for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor photo
New screenshots for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor photo
New screenshots for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor photo




Shadow of Mordor's campaign digs into Middle-earth's past photo


Warner Bros. Interactive reveals Shadow of Mordor Season Pass photo


Shadow of Mordor looks good but is it Lord of the Rings? photo


Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith photo


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


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2:30 PM on 09.01.2014
Shadow of Mordor's campaign digs into Middle-earth's past

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8:01 AM on 05.22.2014
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