‘Shadow of Mordor: The Bright Lord’ DLC Details Revealed, Players Will Face Off Against Sauron Himself

The next DLC pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will give fans an entirely new story campaign to play. The upcoming add-on was detailed in an IGN report which gives gamers a rundown of all the new features that they can expect to experience within Shadow of Mordor‘s next piece of downloadable content.

As developer Monolith has previously revealed, “The Bright Lord” DLC will place players in control of Celebrimbor as he faces off against Sauron. Fans of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will recognize Celebrimbor as the elven wraith companion that joined protagonist Talion in the title’s main campaign.

Newly released details regarding the game’s next DLC pack now finally gives Shadow of Mordor fans some idea of what new abilities they will have at their disposal while controlling the architect of the one ring. In fact, players will actually wield the legendary magic ring inside the upcoming add-on. This will give Celebrimbor access to the ring’s power, so Shadow of Mordor users will be able to enjoy many of its more well-known abilities such as invisibility.

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The prequel story following Celebrimbor will span across 10 new missions. The nemesis system from Shadow of Mordor will also return in the new campaign. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor game director Michael de Plater spoke with IGN about how building the new storyline for the DLC allowed the development team to expand upon what they did within the base game.

“What I’m most excited about in The Bright Lord is that we got the chance to respond to player feedback from the main game. In particular we got to deliver a really epic final Boss Fight against the Dark Lord himself that combines battling against Sauron with enemies from the Nemesis System and making full use of the power of the One Ring.”

The orc chieftains that players will dominate in the new Shadow of Mordor DLC will also be much stronger in “The Bright Lord.” Speaking to ShackNews, Monolith’s de Platter explained how they plan to give fans a more challenging experience in the next add-on for Shadow of Mordor.

“The enemies are significantly more powerful, there’s many more of them, and some combinations of abilities from your ability tree are also limited. To give a specific example, in the original game you could double your hit counter, not reset your hit counter when you got hit and reduce the hit counter threshold for special abilities. This made you ridiculously powerful once the ability tree was maxxed out. Now you can lower the hit counter, but not stack this with the other abilities.”

Shadow of Mordor‘s most recently released DLC introduced a series of new hunting missions, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. The next add-on, however, will provide Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor fans with an entirely new protagonist and campaign.

[Images via Game Informer, IGN]