Target has accidentally leaked an ad online for a new game, Shadow of War, the sequel to Shadow of Mordor, which came out in 2014. Before the leak, the existence of Shadow of War had not been known, but a NeoGaf user spotted it and downloaded the box-art from the game before Target took the ad down.
Shadow of Mordor was an adventure game that was set in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings world. It told the story of a ranger named Talion, who was possessed by Celebrimbor, the Elf Lord. The two worked together as a team in an effort to stop a large army from an invasion of Middle-earth. Windows Central notes that this game featured “Assassins Creed-like combat systems” and combined it with a Nemesis engine. Now with Shadow of War this adventure will be continued.
Forbes reports that Warner Bros. had been teasing gamers by saying that there would be a public announcement on March 8 for an unknown game which most had assumed must be the next title in line to Batman: Arkham. With the Shadow of Mordor sequel leak, now it is very likely that this announcement could have actually been for Shadow of War instead.