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Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor draws its sword in October

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirms that Monolith Productions’ Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor will be coming to PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as Windows PCs, on October 7. The third-person action game attempts to tell a new story in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy universe, with players assuming the role of a ranger named Talion. This is a special ranger though, possessing the same set of powers as Wraiths (the Rings series’ Nazgul). You run around the open world of Middle-earth busting heads and making enemies, thanks to the game’s Nemesis system (read about it here).

WB also revealed the details of Mordor‘s pre-order bonus, the Dark Ranger pack, which includes a Dark Ranger character skin and a “Test of Power” challenge mode, in which you fight Sauron’s captains to earn runes that give you a head start in the game. There’s also a new trailer, “Banished from Death,” which you can check out below.