Middle-earth: Shadow of War gets a new story trailer

Warner Bros and Monolith have released a new story trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War which shows just how much the stakes have been raised in the sequel.

The three-minute trailer is light on gameplay, but it does introduce viewers to some of the new characters and creatures that Talion and Celebrimbor will encounter as well as the new locations the pair will visit in their quest to take the fight to Sauron and his Nazgul lieutenants. If anything, the trailer proves that Shadow of War will have a significantly more epic tone than the previous game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and that’s mainly thanks to the sequel’s expanded Nemesis system and its original story material.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 10, 2017. Those who pre-order the game will receive an exclusive DLC pack of four Legendary Orc Champions and a special Epic Sword of Dominion.