Shadow of War *officially* revealed

Posted on February 28, 2017

Yesterday we reported that Target had leaked Middle Earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to the very popular Shadow of Mordor.

Well, now it has been made official. Shadow of War will be available on August 23rd for “Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro”. It has also been confirmed as an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

“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.”

Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands the original Nemesis System with the introduction of Followers who bring about entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. The system is also expanded to create “a unique personal world through Nemesis Fortresses, which allows players to utilise different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds with their unique Orc army.”

As the trailer shows, we can expect a gameplay reveal on March 8th. After reviewing Shadow of Mordor back in 2014, I awarded it as my pick for Game of the Year. Needless to say, I’m absolutely thrilled about this sequel and can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Are you excited?