7 New Things You Can Do in Middle-earth Shadow of War

Published A month ago by Mike Channell

Orc on the wild side

Shadow of Mordor was a bit of a cult hit, but a few factors held it short of greatness. Its upcoming sequel Shadow of War is shaping up to be pretty special, though, even if you know almost nothing about Lord of the Rings. Most significantly there has been huge expansion to the Nemesis system, an idea so brilliant we're amazed it hasn't been ripped off yet.

The aim in Shadow of War is to create large scale battles, like Helm's Deep from the Lord of the Rings movies, but that have a unique, procedurally generated storyline based on the complex relationships between members of yours and the opposing armies.

Even just the one example of a fortress assault in the gameplay footage above has little sub-plots running through it. We can't wait to see how that pans out over Shadow of War's 15 to 20 hours of play.

Previously on Outside Xbox: Shadow of Mordor's Bright Lord DLC Is an Exercise in Branding

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