Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment wants to ensure there’s no confusion about what the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has to offer. To accomplish this, they’ve skipped past issuing another traditional trailer and put together a mammoth tutorial that dissects the game’s key components.
The Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Everything You Need to Walk into Mordor trailer is a handful to pronounce. At nearly nine minutes in length, it leaves no stone unturned so that anyone who watches it will come away enlightened and — hopefully — geared up to grab a controller to take on Sauron and his dark forces.
Topics from the game covered by the trailer include the prologue, ranger & wraith, the cast (Gollum!), weapons & runes, the Nemesis System, creatures, extras including pre-order bonuses, and the epilogue. I wouldn’t say the trailer offers any major spoilers, but it does provide a look at many of the game’s characters and the settings the narrative will traverse.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will first debut on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam on September 30. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions won’t drop until over eight weeks later on November 18.