'Middle-earth: Shadow of War' Just got Announced, Watch the Trailer Now

The sequel to Monolith's 'Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor' is finally here, and it looks awesome

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After a weekend leak of some packaging, the sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the Tolkien-inspired obsession that took over 2015, is finally here. This is the new trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

The game will be released on August 22 and will see the return of the heroes from the original title, Talion and Celebrimbor, and a new ring of power. What made the original great was the "nemesis system" that saw you develop twisted conflicts with particular orcs. Fail to kill them in your first encounter and they would come back stronger and taunt you about your first failure.

The sequel promises that system will only be better this time around and your actions will have an even bigger effect on the fate of the world. “Middle-earth: Shadow of War truly drives the genre forward by taking the Nemesis System to new heights and allowing players to create their own personal journey within Middle-earth,” promises Warner Bros. boss David Haddad.