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Shadow of Mordor date, story trailer

Shadow of Mordor date, story trailer

The promising title Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor developed by Monolith will hit store shelves on October 7th for PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and 360 has announced today Warner Bros. The publisher also reveals a new story trailer which unveils more about Talion's past and the return of Sauron's army to Mordor. The Dark Ranger pack will be offered to those who pre-order the game, details on the content inside.


Pre-order bonus details:

Fans who pre-order Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will get access at the game’s launch to The Dark Ranger exclusive bonus pack. Available at all participating retailers, the pack will provide exclusive content and challenges for players including:

• Dark Ranger Character Skin
Begin your own quest for vengeance with a new Dark Ranger character skin that embodies Talion's darker side
• "Test of Power" Challenge Mode
- Face Sauron's Captains and defeat them to earn powerful Runes and gain a head start in the game
Access to Exclusive Leaderboards for “Test of Power” Challenge Mode
- Test your speed, skill and strategy and measure yourself against your friends on the leaderboards in this challenge mode

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Commented on 2014-04-02 21:47:54
You have no idea how tired I am of the LOTR source material being stretched thin, like butter spread over too much bread.

For six movies it's "Oh, watch out for Sauron! He's a bad dude! He's gonna destroy the world!" Worse thing the guy did was get his finger chopped off and get pink eye.
Commented on 2014-04-02 22:04:12 In reply to Phaethon360
Posted by Phaethon360
You have no idea how tired I am of the LOTR source material being stretched thin, like butter spread over too much bread.

For six movies it's "Oh, watch out for Sauron! He's a bad dude! He's gonna destroy the world!" Worse thing the guy did was get his finger chopped off and get pink eye.
Glad you let it off your chest.
The game looks like a good AC clone, with nicer gfx.
Commented on 2014-04-02 22:07:56
Hahaha, oh god, the guys face looks like a loaf of bread. Looks to be ripping AC off a bit too much for my taste, but we'll see.
Commented on 2014-04-02 22:28:25
The design looks good in packshot, but i in-game it get this PoP Warrior Within vibe.

But gameplay video wasent that appealing to me, if I wanted AC gameplay i would play AC game, not AC in Middle Earth.
Commented on 2014-04-02 22:59:05 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
The design looks good in packshot, but i in-game it get this PoP Warrior Within vibe.

But gameplay video wasent that appealing to me, if I wanted AC gameplay i would play AC game, not AC in Middle Earth.
Just the right amount of beardage. ;) :)
Commented on 2014-04-03 00:30:14
Looks a bit unpolished to be honest. From animation, to facial expressions to the graphics and gameplay in general. And the character designs leave a lot to be desired.

Not very impressing.
Commented on 2014-04-03 02:44:44 In reply to MaxPower
Posted by MaxPower
Looks a bit unpolished to be honest. From animation, to facial expressions to the graphics and gameplay in general. And the character designs leave a lot to be desired.

Not very impressing.
I agree. I actually thought the game looked really impressive when they showed the reveal gameplay, but this actually looked last gen to me. Typically story trailers look much better than pure gameplay but this is backward. The only thing I can think is they are showing last gen here and the reveal was next gen, but that would be terrible marketing on their part.

Either way, the idea of a reactive world in the LOTR universe that doesn't follow the same tired storyline is interesting to me. Although I'm not a Tolkien super fan so I don't get offended by expanding the canon like some may. I just hope their is enough freedom in combat and variety in exploration and gameplay to prevent this from feeling like an actual AC clone.
Commented on 2014-04-03 05:38:08 In reply to asdfg
Posted by asdfg
Just the right amount of beardage. ;) :)
If you call that a beard lol, its a generic stubble :P
Commented on 2014-04-03 07:07:33 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Hahaha, oh god, the guys face looks like a loaf of bread. Looks to be ripping AC off a bit too much for my taste, but we'll see.
Good to see ya back KORNdog!

*back on topic* I'm a HUGE Lord of the Rings fanboy, but I've never liked any of the LOTR games. This will be the 1st one I will get, because it has that Assassin's Creed, meets Arkham City, meets The Witcher 3 aura about it. Which is pure win, in my humble opinion!
Commented on 2014-04-03 08:16:54
First time knowing about this game, seems quite promising. I'll give Monolith the benefit of the doubt.

Edit: michaelob, you are right, I hope they don't compromise the Next Gen and PC versions of the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpRXiyIvvX4
Commented on 2014-04-03 08:18:01 In reply to Loakum
Posted by Loakum
Good to see ya back KORNdog!
He got banned for a reason lol
Commented on 2014-04-03 11:56:52
It looks like a good game to me , but the graphics seems to be a little unfinished but it's early to talk about . I hope the gameplay is gonna to be awesome ...
Commented on 2014-04-03 12:21:24 In reply to Sath
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Commented on 2014-04-03 12:22:39
And there he goes again. :)
Commented on 2014-04-03 12:48:51 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
And there he goes again. :)
Mother goose ban-wings hit hard XP http://www.preschools4all.com/image-files/mother-g...
Commented on 2014-04-03 12:56:14 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
And there he goes again. :)
He will come back.
Commented on 2014-04-03 13:41:24 In reply to Sath
And maybe, just maybe, one day he'll learn that we are sick of people being disrespectful towards others and he's actually one of the reasons why we can't have a shoutbox on our homepage anymore. :p
Commented on 2014-04-03 14:09:37
This is SO not LotR... Couldn't they just have created another IP?
Also why is the dude waking up like 5 times in this one trailer?
Commented on 2014-04-03 16:19:35 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
And maybe, just maybe, one day he'll learn that we are sick of people being disrespectful towards others and he's actually one of the reasons why we can't have a shoutbox on our homepage anymore. :p
I dont know why you dont ban him forever, he has been doing this for too long.
Commented on 2014-04-03 16:21:43 In reply to Sath
Because I haven't been watching him for that long and I want to give him a chance to change after being warned several times. I'm too kind. But enough about him, back on topic. :)
Commented on 2014-04-03 16:32:22
"Several times", i guess you got too much patience with such users.

Anyways, back to topic indeed.

I got nothing else to say for now lol
Commented on 2014-04-03 22:33:08
It's sad that the revenge trope is the major thing that sells as a premise for a AAA game to be funded. I'm sure Monolith could've come up with a much more interesting story, but they're probably shackled.
Commented on 2014-04-04 06:20:42
I think everything looked good except for the facial modeling of the main character. I will keep an eye on this.

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