Warner Bros have announced a new next-generation third person action title which is titled Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
The game explores the original story of vengeance and redemption. It will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. It is being developed by Monolith Productions who have collaborated with Middle-earth Enterprises, Peter Jackson and the artists at Weta Workshop to ensure that the settings, characters and story align authentically within canon.
Players will 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.
Enemies that players will face in the game are all unique, set apart by their personality, strengths and weaknesses. The Nemsis system sees players action determine enemy relationships and characteristics. This creates personal archenemies that remember and adapt to the player and are distinct to every gameplay session. Gamers are able to craft their own battles, enemies and rewards within the dynamic world that remembers and adapts to their choices, delivering a unique experience to every player.
Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment stated:
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, The game introduces new gameplay mechanics to the action genre, creating opportunities for emergent and customized gameplay that will be rewarding for players.
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