Middle-earth: Shadow of War trailer puts the spotlight on Shelob

During last week’s San Diego Comic-Con event, Monolith Productions unveiled a brand new trailer for its upcoming sequel title Middle-earth: Shadow of War that puts the spotlight on a surprising character: the great spider queen Shelob.

As it turns out, Shelob is a lot more than just a giant spider who likes to ensnare wayward hobbits. In Shadow of War, she appears to protagonists Talion and Celebrimbor in a human form and offers them prophecies about the fate of Middle-earth and, more specifically, Minas Ithil, the last remaining human stronghold in Mordor. Judging from the footage shown in the trailer, Talion seems more willing to trust Shelob than Celebrimbor, but that’s only because Shelob apparently knows something about the Elvish ring-maker that he doesn’t want Talion to find out.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the highly anticipated sequel to Monolith’s previous title Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, is set to launch on October 10 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.