Shadow of Mordor Trailer Reveals Who Is Guiding the Hero

Shadow of Mordor Trailer Reveals Who Is Guiding the Hero

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A new Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor trailer reveals the identity and history of the wraith aiding hero Talion.

In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, players control Talion, a ranger with mysterious abilities. Voiced by Troy Baker, Talion is unable to stay dead and can force enemies to do as he wishes. Players will use this talent to gather information, take out leaders of enemy groups, or spread information to cause his enemies to fear him more. Talion also has a variety of combat abilities.

Until now, where Talion has gained these abilities has been a mystery, but now the identity of the wraith that has allied itself with him has been revealed. The new trailer for Shadow of Mordor tells the story of this Wraith, and it turns out the prediction of our own Greg Tito was correct.

Celebrimbor, who forged the Rings of Power with Sauron, was deceived as Sauron used this knowledge to create the One Ring. Now, he and Talion are connected, apparently as a result of both sharing similar torment. Players will learn more about the history of Celebrimbor through the game, according to the developer:

As Talion and the Wraith follow a promising trail, they find a series of ancient artifacts that trigger painful memories of the Wraith¹s history and his connection to the Rings of Power. The connection unites the two heroes to one common goal against Sauron, but also questions their path to redemption.

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Also featured in the new trailer is Gollum, not voiced by Andy Serkis, but Liam O'Brien sounds perfect. He has also done the voice of Gollum in Guardians of Middle-earth.

Shadow of Mordor had its release date moved up a week, possibly to avoid launching on the same day as four other major games. Of course, Dragon Age: Inquisition was pushed back over a month, meaning Shadow of Mordor will own the fantasy action RPG spot for PS4 and Xbox One for a little while longer.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor launches on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on September 30th in North America and October 3rd in Europe. The PC and Steam versions will be available on October 2nd.

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That's a lot of exposition in one trailer

Looking forward to see how it reviews, E3 awards are pretty much the gaming industry equivalent of participation awards.

I hope the involvement of Celebrimbor doesn't preempt the ranger's character development. It would be a shame to see a new LotR foray into video games fall flat on its face because it didn't devote enough satisfactory time to the story and world.

Also, kinda embarrassing to see all those "Best of E3" awards. Nice that they're getting the early promotion and set their good foot forward, but it looked like the refrigerator with a bunch of fingerpaintings tacked on. XD

Thanks for spoiling that apparent major plot twist, marketing team.

I so want this game now. Almost makes me want to pre-order it.

Almost.

This game's story is just getting a massive "meh" from me. The only reason I'm going to buy it is for the gameplay and nemesis system. If it turns out to be fun, I'll pick it up on release.

Trailer changed my entire opinion. I am now very interested in playing this game, it feels very lord of the rings-y

Elfgore:
This game's story is just getting a massive "meh" from me. The only reason I'm going to buy it is for the gameplay and nemesis system. If it turns out to be fun, I'll pick it up on release.

I feel the same way, the story is a huge "fuck you" to the lore, but the gameplay just seems so intriguing. The nemesis system in particular, I know I shouldn't get in on the hype, as I doubt it'll be as dynamic as they say, it's got the Molyneux vibe swimming all over it, but should it get good reviews, I may well pick it up.

It does make me wonder why they didn't create or use a different world to set it in though, then they could go completely mental and not have to worry about any limitations whatsoever.

elvor0:

Elfgore:
This game's story is just getting a massive "meh" from me. The only reason I'm going to buy it is for the gameplay and nemesis system. If it turns out to be fun, I'll pick it up on release.

I feel the same way, the story is a huge "fuck you" to the lore, but the gameplay just seems so intriguing. The nemesis system in particular, I know I shouldn't get in on the hype, as I doubt it'll be as dynamic as they say, it's got the Molyneux vibe swimming all over it, but should it get good reviews, I may well pick it up.

It does make me wonder why they didn't create or use a different world to set it in though, then they could go completely mental and not have to worry about any limitations whatsoever.

What makes it kind of laughable is how hard they seem to be trying to get us LotR nerds to like this, but then they spit on the lore. I'm pretty sure Orcs are corrupted Elves, not everyone is an Orc. The backstory of this elf seems to be doing it too. I agree that they should have made their own fantasy setting, but hey brand recognition is key for games like these.

I also have that vibe from the nemesis system. They even admitted that the PS3 and 360 versions won't be as even close to how complex the PS4/One version is. I bet there is a gap too between those and the PC, but they won't admit that. This game is my early October release, I really hope they don't disappoint me.

The Dark Lord Steve Blum-I mean Sauron.

 

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