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First Middle-Earth: Shadow of War gameplay walkthrough introduces improved Nemesis System

As foretold in last week’s announcement, WB Games and Monolith Productions have released the first gameplay walkthrough for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.

The 16-minute video features a raid on a fortress in the mountain valley of Seregost, and reintroduces players to the Nemesis System. We also get our first look at Shadow of War’s personalized Orc army and how players can recruit followers to wage war against Sauron and his Overlords:

Witness firsthand the next generation of the innovative Nemesis System… featuring the addition of Nemesis Fortresses… where players must utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and forge their personalized Orc army. In this video, Talion and Celebrimbor have used the power of the New Ring to recruit Followers in their assault on a fortress in the mountain valley of Seregost. This is just one of the millions of possibilities that players will experience in Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is currently in development for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and will be released on August 22.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is getting a $300 Mithril Edition at GameStop

Yesterday, WB Games announced that Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be released in August, but the publisher has also partnered with GameStop to produce a wallet-busting special edition of the game for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Priced at $299.99, the Mithril Edition will include a huge statue of a Tar-Goroth Balrog battling against a Carnan Drake, as well as access to “Gold Edition” downloadable content, and lots of other loot:

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Mithril Edition

  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Gold Edition in Exclusive Steelcase
    • Nemesis Expansion: Outlaw Tribe
    • Nemesis Expansion: Slaughter Tribe
    • Story Expansion: Blade of Galadriel
    • Story Expansion: Desolation of Mordor
    • In-Game Item: Gold War Chest
  • Limited Edition 12″ Tar-Goroth Balrog Vs Carnan Drake Statue
  • Magnetic Ring of Power in Premium Case
  • Official Game Music Soundtrack
  • Cloth Map of Mordor
  • Collection of Exclusive Lithographs
  • Tribe Sticker Pack
  • In-Game Item: Mithril War Chest (Exclusive)
  • Collector’s Box

If you’re uninterested in yet another towering statue, but are looking forward to more in-game content for Shadow of War, WB Games is selling the Gold Edition of the game by itself for $99.99. A download-only Silver Edition will also be available for $79.99.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be released on August 22.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere game and for PS4 on August 22

After that retailer leak this weekend, WB Games has confirmed that Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this year. The sequel to Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor will be released on August 22, and on Xbox One/Windows 10 will be able to access both versions of the game with a single purchase thanks to the Xbox Play Anywhere program. And in a post on the Xbox Wire, the publisher confirmed an enhanced edition of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available for Microsoft’s Project Scorpio this Fall.

Players will wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. With an original story featuring our two heroes from the first game, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will have you going deep behind enemy lines to forge an army in the hopes of turning all of Mordor against the Dark Lord himself.

Like its predecessor, Shadow of War will be developed by Monolith Productions, who want to implement an “expanded version of the Nemesis System” in the open world action game. According to the developer, “the robust personalization from the first game [will now be] applied to the entire world where environments and characters [will be] shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.”

An Announcement Trailer for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has been embedded above, and stay tuned for the first gameplay trailer, which will be released on March 8.

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