Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith have announced a new title set in Tolkien's beloved playground for fake languages otherwise known as Middle Earth. The game, called Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is being developed in collaboration with Middle Earth Enterprises, Peter Jackson, and Weta Workshop to ensure the game remains as faithful to the established cannon as humanly possibly.
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor tells the tale of Talion, a ranger killed the night Sauron and his followers returned to Mordor. After he's resurrected, he ventures to Mordor to seek revenge.
Not much is know about the gameplay right now except for the so-called "Nemesis" system that molds enemy behavior and leads to unique experiences every time you play the game.
There's no release window as yet, but it is set to be released on the PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC. You can learn more after the jump and on www.shadowofmordor.com, Twitter, and Facebook.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT
TO DELIVER AN ORIGINAL, DARK STORY OF RETRIBUTION
IN THIRD-PERSON ACTION GAME
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR
Burbank, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a next-generation, third-person action game set in Middle-earth that explores an original story of vengeance and redemption. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is in development for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
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.
“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, Production and Development, 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.”
Every enemy that players face is a unique individual, differentiated by their personality, strengths and weaknesses. Through the Nemesis System, enemy relationships and characteristics are shaped by player actions and decisions to create 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.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is under development by Monolith Productions. The team has 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. For more information, visit www.ShadowofMordor.com, Facebook.com/ShadowofMordor and Twitter.com/Middleearthgame.
About Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is located in Kirkland, WA. Over the past 19 years, Monolith has risen to critical acclaim through an emphasis on delivering immersive gaming experiences.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
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