Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have revealed the new Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gameplay trailer, titled “Weapons and Runes” and showcasing how to upgrade Talion’s abilities in the the game.
In addition, new retail exclusive details have been revealed. The following exclusives will be available via the respective retailers below:
Amazon – Deadly Archer Rune – Talion will deal extra damage when executing ranged headshots against Sauron’s Captains
Best Buy – Flame of Arnor Rune – Talion can ignite his blade by achieving a high combo count and incinerate his enemies
GameStop – Captain of the Watch / Hidden Blade Rune – “Captain of the Watch” character skin and the Hidden Blade Rune – Talion can deal extra damage when executing stealth attacks against Sauron’s Captains
Steam – Orc Slayer Rune – Talion will decimate Sauron’s Captains with increased damage from special attacks
All those who pre-order Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will also receive access at the game’s launch to “The Dark Ranger” exclusive bonus pack, which was previously announced.
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.
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 will be released on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and PC on October 7th, 2014.