‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’ Official for Project Scorpio, Xbox One, PS4, PS4 Pro and PC

A brief retailer leak over the weekend turned into an official announcement today when WB Games formally unveiled Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

The most intriguing part of the announcement is Middle-earth: Shadow of War is confirmed for Project Scorpio this holiday season. The other platforms you’ll find it on are PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One and PC, all of which will be in stores on August 22th, 2017.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is being developed by Monolith Productions, the same studio behind Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. For the next adventure into Middle-earth set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Monolith Productions returns Talion and Celebrimbor into the war for Mordor and builds upon the award-winning Nemesis system.

Here’s the official Middle-earth: Shadow of War synopsis:

“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 action-adventure game 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 innovative Nemesis System created unique personal stories through procedurally-generated enemies who remember every encounter and are differentiated by their personality, strengths and weaknesses. Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands this innovation with the introduction of Followers who bring about entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. The Nemesis System is also expanded to create a unique personal world through Nemesis Fortresses, which allows players to utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and create personalized worlds with their unique Orc army.”

Here’s the Middle-earth: Shadow of War announcement trailer. A gameplay reveal is scheduled for March 8th.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

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