Middle-Earth: Shadow of War was accidentally leaked yesterday when Target showed a listing revealing the game and its cover art. It seemed all but confirmed that a new game was in development and now that has been officially confirmed with an announcement trailer and a release date.
As the sequel to Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War will continue to tell the story of Talion, a ranger caught up in the war of the one ring. This cinematic announcement trailer shows off the game and gives us a release date of August 22. A gameplay reveal will also be released on March 8.
The video description reads: “In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world RPG is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.”
The original game was highly praised for its Nemesis System and fans will be pleased to see its return. The game’s announcement trailer was revealed via the official Xbox YouTube channel but we assume it will also be available on PC and PlayStation 4.