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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Officially Announced Following Leak

While a leak within the industry isn’t a new one, a leak through a retailer such as Target is well, interesting. This past weekend saw the sequel to Shadow of Mordor be unofficially announced, and it looks like WB wants to capitalize on everyone talking about it and just released the trailer for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.

Shadow of War sees Talion and Celebrimbor return as they attempt to craft a new ring of power. Something goes drastically wrong and the pair are then separated just as Sauron returns.

Shadow of Mordor gained a tremendous amount of popularity due to its Nemesis System and Shadow of War looks to enhance it even further. This system will now be applied to the entire world where each environment and character will be shaped by player action, thus creating a more personal world than ever before.

David Haddad, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, had this to say:

“Monolith Productions continues to innovate by introducing deeper, more personalized gameplay experiences, coupled with authentic storytelling, 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.

Shadow of War will see four different versions of the game released this August; Standard, Silver, Gold and Mithril. The Standard edition is your typical low tier release that usually is bundled with a few digital items at release or via pre-order. Silver will contain the Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion, Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion, and a Silver War Chest. The Gold edition, while also containing everything found within the Silver Edition, also contains The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion, The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion and a Gold War Chest instead of a Silver one. The Mithril edition features all this content, a 15-inch Tar-Goroth Balrog vs Carnan Drake statue, Soundtrack, Steelbook, Lithographs, Cloth Map and a ton more.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be available August 22nd on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. If you purchase the title digitally on Windows 10 or Xbox One, the game will support Microsoft’s “Play Anywhere” and Project Scorpio support will be added this holiday season, once Microsoft drops more info regarding their new 4K console.

Check out the just released trailer!

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