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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Weapons, Gear and Beasts Detailed in Latest Videos

Continuing with IGN’s video blowout on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, we now get to see two videos focusing on different stuff in the upcoming action game. First up, you can check out the kind of gear you can amass in Shadow of War and how you can augment it to fit how you play. [embedded content] Next up, we get to see some of the beasts that you’ll be slaying and encountering in Shadow of War. As one can expect, there’s a lot of massive creatures and yep, you can ride ’em. [embedded content] Stay tuned to our exclusive quick chat with Monolith regarding the highly anticipated sequel, next week! Middle-earth: Shadow of War will cleave its way out this August 22 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. [Source: IGN (YouTube)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Weapons and Gear Detailed in New Video

Today, new gameplay footage of Middle-earth: Shadow of War from publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer Monolith Productions has surfaced, courtesy of IGN. …Read More The post Middle-earth: Shadow of War Weapons and Gear Detailed in New Video by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Shadow of War’s Nemesis System “Triples Down” on Strengthening Stories That Evoke Strong Emotions

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor introduced the Nemesis System as one of its core features, which was widely praised by users and critics alike. However, it certainly had room for improvement – something Monolith Productions will address in Shadow of War. In an interview with PlayStation LifeStyle, the developer explained how the system has been advanced in the upcoming title by implementing lessons learned from the first game and strengthening its stories. First, we took all the lessons from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor about what people remembered most and which Nemesis stories created the strongest emotions and we tripled down on strengthening those stories. We want people to absolutely love to hate their personal enemies. Then, we focused a lot on adding similar emotional hooks and memories to your followers, and this allowed us to create new types of stories and connections. When it gets really fun is when we have interactions between your enemies and followers, resulting in betrayals and rivalries that can be a lot like relationships between friends and brothers. It brings the world and Orc society to life in a new way.  We’re also told that the Nemesis System will be more purposeful this time around as players build READ FULL STORY…

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gets New Video Detailing Predator Skill Tree

Today, new gameplay footage of Middle-earth: Shadow of War from publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer Monolith Productions has surfaced, courtesy of IGN. …Read More The post Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gets New Video Detailing Predator Skill Tree by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Predator Skill Tree Shown Off in New Gameplay Video

[embedded content] Possibly one of the best parts of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was the way players were able to build up Talion from the ground up to become a master swordsman and then some. In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Talion will learn new abilities as the game progresses once again. In the video above, we get to see the “Predator” skill tree and some of the abilities associated with it. This time, not only can skills be upgraded, but there’s more choices now as well. Check out some of the new powers Talion (and Celebrimbor) has at their disposal in Shadow of War and see how everything has been ramped up to 11 this time. Middle-earth: Shadow of War will sneak on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this August 22. You can check out 16 minutes of gameplay right here. [Source: IGN (YouTube)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Will Be the Entry Point for Newcomers, Difficulty Modes Explained

As part of its ongoing exclusive coverage of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, IGN sat down with Monolith Production’s Michael de Plater for an in-depth interview, during which he revealed that the game will serve as an entry point for those who aren’t familiar with the universe. It’s really important for us that this is a point of entry. This is sort of the bigger blockbuster version of the game, so if you haven’t played Shadow and you start playing this one, it should be pretty easy to get into. Even if you don’t have prior knowledge of the movies. When asked how the developer will be approaching difficulty levels in Shadow of War in light of some fans noting that Shadow of Mordor was “too easy,” Plater explained: It is a hard problem, but one of the ways we’re dealing with that is by adding difficulty. So if we have people who do just want to enjoy the story and do it more like they did Shadow of Mordor, where they can become more OP near the end and not think about that, we have Easy mode. On Normal, we have the dynamic difficulty, so it READ FULL STORY AT…

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Shadow of War Travels to Minas Ithil in New Video

[embedded content] Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to 2014’s critically-acclaimed Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, was a sudden announcement early this year and today we get a first look at one of the major cities where the game will take place – Minas Ithil – in a new developer video. Shadow of War takes players outside of Mordor, where the first game was exclusively located, and into the realm of men. The developers in the video talk about how they designed the city of Minas Ithil from the ground up and where they took inspiration for its design and layout. Looking at the video, Minas Ithil in Shadow of War looks very much like another Gondorian city from the Lord of the Rings story, Minas Tirith, with its Romanesque architecture and multi-tiered layout. The video gives us a peek at the game’s other locations beyond Mordor. Middle Earth: Shadow of War set to release on August 22 in North America and August 25 in Europe for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms. Watch three minutes of gameplay here. [Source: IGN (YouTube)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Here’s Three Minutes of Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay in Minas Ithil

[embedded content] Narrated by Michael de Plater, VP of Creative at Monolith Productions, the latest gameplay video for Middle-earth: Shadow of War offers up more than three minutes of footage in and around the human city of Minas Ithil. “In Shadow of War, Talion is not just fighting on his own against the orc hordes. We’re going to meet a lot of new allies, and fight alongside the Gondorian army,” de Plater says. Discussing the city of Minas Ithil, he adds that it’s “absolutely enormous, and it presents many more opportunities for gameplay, story, characters, and exploration: everything from Celebrimbor’s hidden barrows, to pitched battles in the arena, to taking command of enemy siege beasts and decimating the enemy army.” If you want more Shadow of War gameplay, check out this video from last month: [embedded content] Middle-earth: Shadow of War releases on August 22 in North America and August 25 in Europe for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Details on the post-launch DLC and special editions are over here. [Source: IGN (YouTube)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Will Be Bigger Than Its Predecessor, Features Over 100 Skills and More

The recently announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War is set to be bigger than its successful predecessor in a number of ways, and will offer players more opportunities for exploration, more choice over play styles, and enhanced combat among other features. This was revealed by developer Monolith Productions during a recent livestream, which you can watch in full by following the source link below. But if you prefer to read, then the key takeaways (thanks, Wccftech) are: Shadow of War‘s skill tree offers over a hundred skills, which will give players more choice over play styles. Each fort has an open-world area so there’ll be more opportunities for exploration. Combat has been enhanced and comes with new additions for Celebrimbor. We’re told that the character won’t be able to use a spear for heavy attacks. Talion will be able to control siege weapons. Shadow of War introduces more characters from The Lord of the Rings universe (some of them will be bosses). There’ll be a higher difficulty level for those who love a challenge. Expansions and DLC will enhance the experience and won’t revolve around the main game’s characters. Middle-earth: Shadow of War releases on August 22 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and READ…

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A Very Serious Conversation About Orc Romance In Shadow Of War

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was a game about attachment in the face of decapitation. You came to love certain orcs, even as you warred against them. It was a game about relationships, more romantic in some ways than games that are explicitly about romance. So I had to know: in Shadow of War, is there orc romance? Advertisement During an interview at GDC, I asked Monolith creative VP Michael de Plater this very pointed and serious question. His response was… more considered than I was expecting. “There’s a whole genre of [orc romance] on Amazon, as we discovered the other day,” he said. “There’s absolutely people that love that! We don’t have anything like that in our game at the moment, but in an indirect way, you can make them your companions.” Advertisement “I think [Shadow of War’s] orcs live in this very weird, hyper-masculine society,” he explained. “Violence is the sort of manifestation of their sensual side, their pleasure. That’s how they live their lives. Because they are these big exaggerations of hate and fear and violence, they do kind of love it READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Might Let You Import Save Data From the First Game

Do you still have your saved game data for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor? Planning on playing the sequel, Shadow of War? If so, don’t delete your Shadow of Mordor game save! At least not yet as there’s a chance that you’ll be able to transfer your Shadow of Mordor saved game data to Shadow of War. In an interview, Monolith Productions Creative Vice President Michael de Plater (kind of) hinted that such a feature could be in the works wherein your Nemesis in Shadow of Mordor shows up in Shadow of War. “Oh… I don’t remember what we’re allowed to say about that,” Plater admitted, before darting off to consult with a representative. Then he returned with a good old, “We’re not saying anything at this time.” While de Plater didn’t say “yes,” he didn’t exactly say no, either. Mind, he could have denied it outright, but he didn’t, and worded it carefully (heck, even asking a PR rep!), as to make sure he doesn’t give anything away without confirming/announcing anything. If this feature does happen, what would you like to see be carried over from Shadow of Mordor to Shadow of War? Don’t forget to check out READ FULL STORY…

Shadow of War’s Improved Nemesis System Lets You Command an Orc Army

While fun in its own right, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was an average open-world game. What made it exceptional was its unique Nemesis System. Because of this mechanic, enemies would remember encounters with you and adjust their behavior accordingly. This system returns for Shadow of War, but it has been built upon to make it even more expansive and immersive. This latest Shadow of War gameplay trailer shows how the new Nemesis System functions. With Nemesis Fortresses, players can use different strategies to take over Orc strongholds. When they do, they will have their own personal Orc army to use against the forces of the Dark Lord, Sauron. In the video, Talion and Celebrimbor, who are now known as the “Bright Lord,” lead an assault on a fortress and use the New Ring to recruit followers. This new power will help players establish their own stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. [embedded content] Shadow of War is taking the mantra of “Go Big or Go Home” to heart as nearly every aspect of the game is larger than before. Middle-Earth is a giant place, and there will be more of it to see than ever before. Players can expect to…

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Here’s 16 Minutes of Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay

[embedded content] Running for 16 minutes, the first gameplay walkthrough for Middle-earth: Shadow of War takes place many hours into the game and gives you a look at the Nemesis System. As the video points out, and the controls show, this is PlayStation 4 alpha gameplay. The video’s description adds: This Gameplay Walkthrough introduces viewers to the next generation of the innovative Nemesis System with the addition of Nemesis Fortresses, where players must utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and forge their personalized 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. And here’s the description for Shadow of War: Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open-world action RPG that continues READ FULL STORY…

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Looks Brutal and Epic in First Gameplay Revealing Nemesis Fortress Siege

Middle-earth: Shadow of War seems to take everything great about Shadow of Mordor and improve on it far beyond any expectations. …Read More The post Middle-earth: Shadow of War Looks Brutal and Epic in First Gameplay Revealing Nemesis Fortress Siege by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.