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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor trailer recaps what you need to know

Shadow of Mordor

We all know that one does not simply walk into Mordor. But if that's the best plan you can come up with and you're determined to stick to it—say, as the hero of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor—then this trailer will give you a pretty good idea of what you've got to look forward to.

Some (or quite possibly all) of this material has been released previously, but if you, like me, haven't been paying particularly close attention, this is a great way to catch up. It touches on everything from how Talion ended up in his in-game predicament, to how he's going to get out of it: Weapons, runes, enemies, the Nemesis system and more. The opening is very Peter Jackson-y, too, which I think is a nice touch.

As noted in our Shadow of Mordor Large Pixel Collider video, our review hasn't gone up just yet because the review copy of the game was a little bit late in arriving. But it's coming—and in the meantime, you've got a couple of pretty sweet videos to look at.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor comes out on September 30.

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.