Shadow of Mordor’s Wraith Revealed

You’ll be able to play as one of Tolkien’s most powerful characters in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

The developers have revealed the secret identity of the ghostly Wraith that you’ll get to control in the game. Before the Wraith died, he was known as Celebrimbor, one of the most powerful Elves of the Second Age who helped forge the Rings of Power with the villainous Sauron. Although he’s never appeared in a film, Celebrimbor is a favourite of Tolkien fans, so it should be pretty magical to take control of him in the game. As a Wraith, he’s possessing the human Ranger named Talion, who’s out for revenge against Sauron. Players will get to control both of them, and each will have their own set of abilities and skills.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will take the fight to Sauron on September 30. If you need more Middle-earth action, the third and final Hobbit film, The Battle of the Five Armies, will pop off theatre screens in December.