Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor has been one of the most highly-anticipated games coming out of E3. Now it appears people won’t have to wait for Shadow of Mordor as long as we first thought.
Along with a brand new story trailer, called “The Bright Lord,” Warner Bros. announced that Shadow of Mordor’x release date has been moved up from October 7 to September 30.
Gamerant is reporting that console gamers will get to play the new game based on adventures in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth eight days earlier, while Steam and PC users will get the game on October 2, five days earlier than expected.
Along with the announcement of the changed for the better release date, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor also got a new story trailer that sheds quite a bit more light on what kind of adventures you, as Talion, will encounter.
This is not the first story trailer the game has gotten recently but it might be the one that explains the most about the title. Last month, “The Immortal Gravewalker” was released onto the web.
This video also shows some rather familiar characters that are being folded into Shadow of Mordor as a special treat for fans of the series. The video also gives us insight into the identity of the mysterious Wraith who is tied to the game’s protagonist.
The video also sheds light on the connection to the rings of power and the evil lord Sauron. As Talion and the mysterious Wraith follow a trail laid out before them, they discover all manner of ancient artifacts. These items trigger rather painful memories of the Wraith’s history and his connection to the Rings of Power. These memories and the connection to the rings brings the two characters closer together.
The Wraith turns out to be Celebrimbor who was originally one of the most powerful elves of the Second Age. This particular Wraith isn’t just one who served Sauron but rather one who actually set events in motion in Shadow of Mordor by helping craft the rings.
Now, Celebrimbor wants to take on Sauron on his home turf. Since the Dark Lord doesn’t have the “One Ring” he is actually defeatable if someone powerful enough takes him on.
The game, powered by the Nemesis system will let gamers travel this path and experience the game in different ways every time they pick up their controller.
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is hitting the PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3 on September 30 and will be available on PC on October 2.