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WATCH: Middle-Earth: Shadow of War trailer

February 28th, 2017 by Marc Comments

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.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….