Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released another new trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, spotlighting the Dark tribe, a group of Orcs who utilize stealth and assassination to dominate Mordor on behalf of the Lord of Mordor, whom they have a fanatical reverence for. In Shadow of War, Orcs now belong to tribes, which extend their influence stemming from the Overlords ruling the mighty fortresses throughout the open world, providing a rich ecosystem of missions, exploration and a dynamic Orc society with diverse Orc cultures, all brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System. Adept at ambushes, double-crosses and battlefield trickery, the Dark tribe wields power beyond what their numbers would suggest, favoring treachery and betrayal to get the job done.
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.
While demoing the game at PAX this weekend, I found that Shadow of War did a decent job of improving on Shadow of Mordor, but that the game still had a bit of a ways to go before being as good as it could be. But I'm still looking forward to heading back to Mordor, because I just love breaking out that Boromir meme.
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.
The latest trailer is below.