VIDEO GAMES: New Trailer For MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR Released

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions have released a new trailer for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, a game which will put players in control of Talion, a valiant ranger whose family is slain in front of him the night Sauron and his army return. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 4/3/2014
In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, gamers take on the role of Talion, a valiant ranger whose family is slain in front of him the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor, moments before his own life is taken. Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who have wronged him. 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.
 
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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is set to be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on October 7th, 2014. What do you think of the new trailer?
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AlexanderLykins - 4/3/2014, 5:26 AM
Somebody had to do it.
Ceejay - 4/3/2014, 5:31 AM
Instead of riding on the back of someone elses creation, I wish these studios would just use those same good ideas to present their own damn thing and risk throwing it out there like the good old days. We really don't need any more made up crap attached to Lord of the Rings and this looks like it could have been a decent game without piggy-backing onto the name brand.
Runefyst - 4/3/2014, 5:34 AM
I dunno. Considering this is another "stealth if you want to game", it could have an Assassin's Creed vibe. If it was it's own game, a lot of people may just say "Oh, AC rip off." By using an established setting, at least they're getting people who like Lord of the Rings interested. Personally, I don't mind a game set in Middle Earth, especially with an original new character.
AlexanderLykins - 4/3/2014, 5:36 AM
Looks like anyone can simply walk into Mordor these days.
ckal - 4/3/2014, 5:39 AM
'pre order now'


no
BatManiac - 4/3/2014, 5:39 AM
Assassin's Creed in Middle Earth? Count me in!
GinjaNinja - 4/3/2014, 6:04 AM
looks sweet
KINGPEN266 - 4/3/2014, 6:15 AM
I WOULD CHECK IT OUT BUUUUUT; IM ON ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE
grif - 4/3/2014, 6:26 AM
what do you do when the lotr games are burnt out? you turn it into something else to squeeze out that last dollar.

this is really lame.
Mashpataters - 4/3/2014, 6:37 AM
I just watched a gameplay video for this and it actually looks really awesome. It's also probably the most violent lotr game I've seen, tons of decapitations!
smell - 4/3/2014, 6:40 AM
Finally, but can we shit on dwarfs?
BackwardGalaxy - 4/3/2014, 6:40 AM
Someone's going to have to fill me in on why that looks lame. I think it looks kinda fun.
Iamthebluegoose - 4/3/2014, 6:46 AM
The 10-minute gameplay video from a few weeks ago looks really good...much better than this new trailer lets on.
TheSoulEater - 4/3/2014, 7:07 AM
Yay! Striders Creed!!!
ManofSteel23 - 4/3/2014, 7:14 AM
looks like garbage, they just can't seem to make a decent lord of the rings game, a game that captures the epicness of the films
CaptainAmerica31 - 4/3/2014, 7:16 AM
@kingpen is it any good?
Mysterion - 4/3/2014, 7:17 AM
ok....after reading the comments, now I know im not the only one not sold on this game. I will probably add it to my gamefly queue.
ManOfKrypton - 4/3/2014, 7:29 AM
This looks great, so what if it's based in Middle Earth... I for one love the LOTR lore and would love to have a decent game that utilises that world fully... Count me in!
Ramiel - 4/3/2014, 7:35 AM
Yes, the 10 minute gameplay trailer to this was great. I'm definitely getting this game.
Super12 - 4/3/2014, 7:47 AM
Grif's 100% right. This spits on the deep and thorough established mythos of Middle-earth just to make a knockoff story and cash in on LOTR's fame. Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance? Please. Granted wraith like abilities? You've got to be freakin kidding me. Nowhere in Tolkein's writings is there an example of this or even room for it to be possible. Wraiths only existed as slaves to the one ring. And they weren't tools to be used at your discretion, they were all consuming. No part of this made up Talion guy would still exist. Also, Rangers weren't even in Mordor when Sauron returned, but I could let that by if the story was good. Which it isn't. It's a disgrace and an abomination and spits on the deep and established mythos of Middle-earth, all for a quick buck. TRUE Tolkien fans recognize this, and it's a shame cause he game looks awesome otherwise. But there's way too many unbelievably amazing characters and stories they could've used from Tolkien that were canon or even close to it without this. Honestly they should've just made this a God of War game or something cause that's clearly what they were going for.
RetroFit - 4/3/2014, 8:18 AM
Uh...that sounds more like plot for a Ghost Rider or Spawn game:

"Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who have wronged him."

I'd rather they step out of the Peter Jackson movies and create some ORIGINAL looking LOTR stuff and step into different parts of the timeline. Give me a game from the First Age! Or the Second Age! I'm sick of the all the War of the Rings stuff when there's FAR cooler stuff in the history of Middle Earth!
RetroFit - 4/3/2014, 8:21 AM
It would be a lot more believable (and LOTR canon) if he didn't die, but was simply left for dead. Make this game like 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' or 'Unforgiven'.
aRandomSinisterClone - 4/3/2014, 9:43 AM
that looks horrible. no part of that is lord of the rings. that is a generic 3rd person game with a franchise title slapped on it.
damntree - 4/3/2014, 3:11 PM
That's all well and good but sorry this game does not look horrible, get over it.
blackscienceman - 4/3/2014, 5:54 PM
well that was underwhelming.. very meh. i'll probably play it anyways, but meh, not expecting anything magnificent.. sit upright in alarm some more
case - 4/3/2014, 6:02 PM
I'm all for expanding on middle earth but I didn't see much to latch onto here.
Whippet - 4/4/2014, 12:02 AM
What platform is that trailer on?

Didn't look next-gen.

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