‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’ Trailer: Talion and Celebrimbor Return in the Video Game Sequel

     February 27, 2017


Oh J.R.R. Tolkien fans, is this an interesting day for you! It brings us the announcement trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s sequel to the critically acclaimed and award-winning video game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. In the previous game, players controlled the ranger Talion, who was killed by the Black Hand of Sauron and whose spirit merged with the wraith of the Elf Lord Celebrimbor.

In the sequel, also taking place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Talion and Celebrimbor return, but this time they’re wielding the Ring of Power and will use it to take on Sauron’s forces. Folks who played the first game through to the end will likely remember that this is where things left off, but the sequel sets this plot point in motion as seen in the first trailer for the upcoming game. Keep an eye out for a gameplay reveal on March 8th, and save your pennies for the game’s release on August 22nd.

Watch the announcement trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War below:

A new Ring is forged…War awaits…and Nothing Will Be Forgotten. The next chapter begins with Middle-earth: Shadow of War.


Watch the gameplay reveal on March 8.


Available beginning August 22, 2017 on Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro. Pre-order now: http://www.shadowofwar.com


Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™, winner of more than 50 industry awards—including the 2015 Game Developers Choice Awards’ Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming at the 2015 D.I.C.E. Awards and the BAFTA for Game Design. Developed by Monolith Productions, Middle-earth: Shadow of War features an original story with the return of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron.


Image via Monolith Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Additionally, there’s a $100 Gold Edition of the game (which comes with the base game, DLC, and story expansions), as well as a $300 Mithril Edition. The game’s site lists these pre-order bonuses and Mithril Edition extras:

Pre-order now and forge your army with:


  • Legendary Champions War Party
  • Exclusive Epic Sword of Dominion

Mithril Edition includes:


  • Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
  • The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion
  • Limited Edition 15” Tar-Goroth Balrog vs. Carnan Drake Statue
  • Collection of Exclusive Lithographs
  • Premium Case with Magnetic Ring of Power
  • Exclusive Steelcase
  • Official Game Music Soundtrack
  • Cloth Map of Mordor
  • Tribes Sticker Pack
  • Gold War Chest
  • Exclusive Mithril War Chest
  • Over $350 in total value

Nemesis Expansions include a new Orc Tribe featuring new enemies, followers, missions, abilities, weapons, Fortress and wilderness updates, and a Mythic Gear Set.


Story Expansions introduce a new campaign, playable character & abilities, side missions, enemies, allies & more.


Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.


In Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, nothing will be forgotten.


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