Following our story yesterday of a sequel to Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. has officially announced a follow-up.
An announcement trailer for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War can be seen in the video embed above with the first gameplay slated to arrive on March 8.
Talion and Celebrimbor return from the first game as they “go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron“. The first game’s praised Nemesis System also returns.
Here is the official plot description for the game: “In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.”
Shadow of War is set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and launches on August 22 in North America and August 25 in Europe.