Warner Bros. finally announces Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Following the leak from Target, Warner Bros. have broken their silence after that uncontrolled listing from the second largest discount retailer in the United States.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War follows the path of the original protagonists — Tailon and Celembrimbor — who must go behind enemy lines to gather an army to defeat the Dark Lord, Sauron.

Monolith Productions’ Nemesis system is back, and well-improved that features new stories of loyalty, betrayal, and revenge which allows the player to utilize different tactics to conquer locations and forge their own personalized Orc army.

“Monolith Productions continues to innovate by introducing deeper, more personalised gameplay experiences, coupled with authentic storytelling,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “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.”

“Following the amazing reception to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, we massively expanded every dimension of the game, including the world, the story, the RPG systems, the core gameplay and of course the personal player stories of the Nemesis System,” said Michael de Plater, Vice President, Creative, Monolith Productions. “As lifelong fans of Middle-earth, we are so grateful to have the privilege to bring to life the most incredible fantasy world ever created in a new way, for a new generation. With Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, we can’t wait to see the amazing stories players are going to create and share.”

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will launch for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 22. Players who owns an Xbox One will also gain benefit of Xbox Play Anywhere if they will buy the title digitally.