I'm not terribly fond of the season pass. In fact, I rather abhor it. Sadly, it looks like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be gating all of its DLC behind a season pass. Yes, you get a pretty good discount over buying it all piecemeal--the pass is $24.99--but remember when most of this stuff was included as unlockables in the game? Who knows, maybe the base game is big enough to keep people busy, and this DLC qualifies more as an expansion pack. But the ability to wear the One Ring and battle Sauron himself is pretty tempting, and I know a lot of LOTR fans will shell out for something that sounds like it should be the final boss fight.
Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions released the Shadow of Mordor - Season Pass Trailer, highlighting the line-up of great content included. Players who purchase Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor??s Season Pass will gain all-new story missions, challenge modes, runes and more for their journey through Mordor. The Season Pass is priced at $24.99.The Season Pass includes:
?? New Story Missions, Including:
?? ??Guardians of the Flaming Eye?? Orc Warband Mission
§ Face Sauron??s elite Defenders before the Black Gate and earn the Rising Flame rune
o ??Lord of the Hunt?? Story Mission
§ Players will gain new skills and earn unique epic runes as they hunt and tame legendary monsters of Mordor
o ??The Bright Lord?? Story Mission
§ Play as Celebrimbor, the great Elven king of the Second Age, and face Sauron and the might of his forces
?? Early access to the Trials of War, including:
?? Test of Speed Challenge Mode
§ You can demonstrate your efficiency in battle and earn high scores for Talion??s speed in defeating your foes
o Test of Wisdom Challenge Mode
§ You can prove your strategic abilities, through earning points for skill, speed and efficiency
o Endless Challenge Mode
§ This mode will continually spawn new legions of enemies. The Runes that you will earn will provide powerful upgrades
?? Access to future content
????Including runes, skins and additional add-on content
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.
The Palantir App is available to download for free from theApp Store. A partnership between WBIE and Wikia, Palantir will sync with game assets and the final game, to reveal additional layers of information, insights and fan-authored content, creating a unique second-screen experience. Enable Palantir??s sync mode while the Shadow of Mordor - Season Pass Trailervideo plays to try it out.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is available on September 30 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Steam; November 18th on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.