As announced, Warner Bros. Interactive released the first gameplay footage for Middle-earth: Shadow of War yesterday. The video is a whole 16 minutes long and shows all kinds of the game’s new features. Not only do we get a look at the expanded Nemesis System, we also see the assault on a fortress and the ability to ride on the back of dragons. All footage is from the alpha version of the game which means that a lot can still change and be improved until release. Here’s Warner’s official description for the video, which you can watch below.
This Gameplay Walkthrough introduces viewers to the next generation of the innovative Nemesis System with the addition of Nemesis Fortresses, where players must utilise different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and forge their personalised Orc army. In this video, Talion and Celebrimbor, who return as the Bright Lord, must lead a fortress assault on the mountain valley of Seregost and take it from one of Sauron’s Overlords. To succeed, they will use the power of the New Ring to recruit Followers during enemy encounters—a new mechanic allowing gamers to establish entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. This Gameplay Walkthrough is just one of the millions of possibilities that players will experience in Middle-earth: Shadow of War™.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 25, 2017.