Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor shows off story trailer, will also appear at Comic-Con

by: Nathaniel -

For me, the so-called "Nemesis system" has been the most interesting part of the marketing hype for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.  AI is probably the least changed aspect of modern videogames versus older ones and anything that can fundamentally change it and make AI truly "next-gen" is going to be far better for videogames in the long run than better graphics.

If the Nemesis system lives up to the hype, it will craft a game world where every enemy is an individual, every time you kill one it changes the game world fundamentally, and no game session is the same because of it.  It may sound simple, but it really sticks with me as being a big deal and something to really look forward to.  

Today's Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor news is that the game will appear at Comic-Con on Friday, July 25 and will focus on the Nemesis System and how it affects storytelling.  

Also today is a new behind-the-scenes trailer featuring Troy Baker, who voices lead character Talion, and Christian Cantamessa.  

To learn more, follow the jump.


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This fall??s anticipated action game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions,will be the topic of a feature panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25, showcasing key development talent in writing, design, art and acting from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

For the panel titled, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ?? How the Nemesis System evolves new-generation storytelling in games, and explores the history of the Rings of power, the discussion will include the following:

· Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor??s innovative approach to storytelling through the Nemesis System, and how storytelling in games is all about the player stories

· The secret history of the Rings of Power and their relationship to the Wraith, one of the key characters in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

· Reveal new story elements, including one of Middle-earth??s most beloved characters, Gollum and his role in the upcoming action game

· A brand new feature trailer reveal

To whet fans?? appetites, the team today reveals the first Behind the Scenes interview for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, revealing panelists Troy Baker, who stars as Talion (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Origins) and Christian Cantamessa, lead writer (Red Dead Redemption), discussing their experiences creating the game. Look closely for the first glimpse of a beloved Middle-earth character, and a few new faces.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron??s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. Based on the player??s actions with thein-gameNemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game. As Talion??s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

For the latest game updates, like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ShadowofMordor and follow the game on Twitter at https://twitter.com/middleearthgame.

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