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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an upcoming game for Windows, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Xbox One and Playstation 4 by Monolith Productions. It tells an original story which takes place behind the scenes of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium, bridging the gap of some half a century between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Players assume the role of a Dunedain Ranger by the name of Talion, who is killed along with his family by the marauding armies of Sauron as he makes his return to Middle-earth. Talion is resurrected with powers like that of a Ringwraith, and searches for his revenge.
Shadow of Mordor is to be a third-person action game, allowing the player to roam the land freely and to customize Talion as they see fit. His Ranger skills and Wraith abilities are split apart into two separate upgrade trees, and players may improve one or both as they see fit. Non-player characters also react to the player using Monolith’s Nemesis system, which keeps track of his or her interactions with every person in the game.
- 2014 (TBA)