It’s just been announced that we will be seeing more of Talion and the elven master smith turned wraith Celebrimbor this fall in Middle-Earth’s second installment Shadow of War!
For those of you that don’t know, the first installment, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, takes place in between the 60 year gap of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It follows Talion, a ranger stationed at the Black Gate of Mordor, who is captured along with his family by orcs and are sacrificed to summon a dead Elf Lord; however the sacrifice backfires and the Elf Lord, being Celebrimbor, instead enters Talion’s dying body which grants Talion special abilities to help him fight the hordes of Mordor.
In Shadow of War, which still takes place between that 60 year gap, Talion, with the help of Celebrimbor, forges a new Ring of Power and will be pitted against non-other than Sauron himself, along with his Nazgul forces and hordes of orcs and goblins.
Other than the aforementioned, not much else has been said about the next installment, other than the upgraded and expansion of the Nemesis system and a larger gaming environment; however as many fans of Middle-Earth know, Shadow of War will already have some pretty steep expectations as its predecessor won over 50 awards and has been the best selling Lord of the Rings-based game to date.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is slated to release August 22nd, 2017.