Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor News for Xbox 360

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Warner Bros. has announced Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a dark, third-person action game currently in development for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Headed up by F.E.A.R. developer Monolith Productions, Shadow of Mordor sees players step into the role of Talion, a ranger who sets on a journey of revenge after he and his family are slaughtered.

"Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who have wronged him," says Warner Bros. "Through the course of his personal vendetta, Talion uncovers the truth of the Spirit that compels him, learns the origins of the Rings of Power and ultimately confronts his true nemesis."

Warner Bros. claims that every enemy the player encounters will be "unique" and differentiated "by their personality, strengths and weaknesses".

Players can also shape their relationships with enemies via a mechanic known as the 'Nemesis System', with the player's actions and decisions creating "personal archenemies that remember and adapt to the player". The system will deliver a "unique experience to every player", Warner states.

Expect the game to be particularly violent, too – judging by the pack shot, the game is currently targeting a PEGI 18 rating.

"In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, players will explore the dark and very personal theme of vengeance in a world where decisions have a consequence, and those consequences persist even after death," said Samantha Ryan, senior vice president of production and development and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

"The game introduces new gameplay mechanics to the action genre, creating opportunities for emergent and customized gameplay that will be rewarding for players."

A release date for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has yet to be announced.

Source: Warner Bros Press Release

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DJBobPWN

Nemesis reminds me of champions online, hope it is better
Posted 09:21 on 17 November 2013
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b23cdq

No Wii U version, eh? Wonder what excuse they'll use this time. Maybe that the giped version of Arkham Origins didn't sell well?
Posted 20:11 on 13 November 2013
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Manguy17

eh, no co-op? Shame, that's what made War in the North enjoyable for me. Either way I hoe this goes well.
Posted 18:09 on 12 November 2013
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KamSage

The games have been a mixed bag, not sure whether this will do any better, there is a lot of talk here, good stuff potentially, but i've got to see where this could go.

War in the North is my mates most played game, he's a Tolkien nut job. This'll be on his FB page soon.
Posted 17:22 on 12 November 2013
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FantasyMeister

"a world where decisions have a consequence, and those consequences persist even after death"

Woah there. That made me perk up.
Posted 16:51 on 12 November 2013
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Grammartron

Interesting. I loved the original Two Towers and Return of the King action games from the Gamecube, would be great to get something in that ilk again. God knows the recent LOTR game output has been pretty ropey.
Posted 16:49 on 12 November 2013

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Release Date: 21/11/2014
Developer: Monolith Productions
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Genre: Unknown
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 1,007
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