You’ll get to take the fight to Sauron a week sooner than expect, because Warner Bros. has bumped up the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor from October 7 to September 30. Since the game looks awesome, this is a welcome change.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a vibrant game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. Based on the player’s actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game. As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.
Anyone who pre-orders the game from EB Games or GameStop will get the exclusive Dark Ranger Character Skin, complete with his own challenge mode.