Shadow of Mordor will head to retailers at the beginning of October 2014.
The literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien never really skimped on dark content. That being the case, Warner Brother’s reveal of the action title Shadow of Mordor showcased a game that looked as though it would involve a gritty tone markedly unique when compared to the black and white high fantasy that many associate with the author. A newly released story trailer, in turn, would seem to confirm that Shadow of Mordor will be less a flight of escapism and more of Middle-Earthian bloodbath.
The trailer begins with the game’s protagonist, the ranger Talion, waking up. Having just been murdered along with his wife and son, he’s naturally a tad confused about this and sets off on a quest to uncover the secrets behind his resurrection and take revenge in the baddies who forced him to bury “everyone he ever knew.”
In addition to providing a brief glimpse into its story and gameplay, the trailer also does the solid of announcing the game’s release date, which will be October 7th, 2014. What do you think? Will you be saving the date on your calendar or is Shadow of Mordor looking like a skip to you?