Why this has piqued our interest
Lord of the Rings is perhaps one of the biggest entertainment franchises around and so far has not really had a game that truly made use of Tolkein's larger universe.
From what has shown far this could be the game that matches the epic tome and that puts it very high on our watchlist.
This autumn’s anticipated action game, Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions, will be the topic of a feature panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, 25th July, showcasing key development talent in writing, design, art and acting from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
For the panel titled, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – How the Nemesis System evolves new-generation storytelling in games, and explores the history of the Rings of power, the discussion will include the following:
· Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s innovative approach to storytelling through the Nemesis System, and how storytelling in games is all about the player stories
· The secret history of the Rings of Power and their relationship to the Wraith, one of the key characters in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
· Reveal new story elements, including one of Middle-earth’s most beloved characters, Gollum and his role in the upcoming action game
· A brand new feature trailer reveal
To wet fans’ appetites, the team today reveals the first Behind the Scenes interview forMiddle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, revealing panellists Troy Baker, who stars as Talion (The Last of Us, Batman™: Arkham Origins) and Christian Cantamessa, lead writer (Red Dead Redemption), discussing their experiences creating the game. Look closely for the first glimpse of a beloved Middle-earth character, and a few new faces.