Today, during the Middle-earth: Shadow of War panel at San Diego Comic Con, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed a brand-new story trailer featuring Shelob, one of the most iconic and powerful villains in Middle-earth, who is revealed in an entirely new way. LoTR fans should recognize Shelob as the spider who almost kills Frodo and Sam, but because this is Shadow of War, we're getting to meet a younger Shelob. A, shall we say, tamer Shelob.
Well, maybe. In either case, our hungry spider mistress looks a bit different this time around, and that's sure to cause some new reactions.
In the trailer, viewers witness Shelob, an ancient spirit of darkness, take on human form to grant a vision to Talion about the fate of Middle-earth and his destiny. Celebrimbor, like any sane person, urges Talion to be distrustful of her prophecy, even as the fate of Minas Ithil and the world of men hang in the balance
Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open-world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One X, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro beginning October 10, 2017.
You can watch the new trailer featuring Shelob below.
Shelob – you know her name, but what of her intentions? Can you trust the Spider?