Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Articles
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is the latest offering from Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive and developer Monolith Studios. Clearly aimed at capitalizing on the popularity of open world action games such as Assassin’s Creed, Shadow of Mordor is a compelling action RPG that oozes style and production value. But is it any good? In a word: yes. In many words, read on for our full review.
Warner Bros. has announced that the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 console versions of Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor will be delayed until November 18th in North America,November 21st in the UK/EU. The PC version of the game is slated for September 30th (worldwide) and the PS4 / XBox One versions headed out on September 30th (NA) and October 3rd (UK/EU).
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a new single-player RPG developed by Monolith Productions. Widely anticipated with features that many gamers have long requested of game studios, Franklin Rinaldi and I were lucky enough to get some hands-on play at the Monolith studios in Kirkland, WA the day before PAX was to start.
Gollum is in the Lord of the Rings game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, as evidenced in this brand new Comic Con trailer that shows some story cutscenes and glimpses of gameplay. Gollum himself looks just about as impressive as he did in the Lord of the Rings movies.
Fans of RPGs will be happy to hear that Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor has had its release date moved forward. The North American release will take place on September 30th, with the rest of the world seeing the game arrive on October 2nd.
What a way to cap my E3 2014. We had a resounding 30 appointments or so over three days this week in LA, and among those many games there’s hardly a one that didn’t have something at least a little redeeming about what was on show. However, few games really grabbed our attention. Those which did, we’ll be announcing in our E3 Awards in the coming days. One of those games that did knock our socks off, though it’s still being debated on whether or not it will win an award, was Shadow of Mordor.