Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions have revealed the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay – Weapons and Runes video, showcasing how to upgrade Talion’s abilities throughout the game.
In addition, a number of new UK retail pre-order exclusives have been announced, with the details to be revealed in due course;
- Deadly Archer Rune – Talion will deal extra damage when executing ranged headshots against Sauron’s Captains
- Flame of Arnor Rune – Talion can ignite his blade by achieving a high combo count and incinerate his enemies
- Captain of the Watch / Hidden Blade Rune – “Captain of the Watch” character skin and the Hidden Blade Rune – Talion can deal extra damage when executing stealth attacks against Sauron’s Captains
- Orc Slayer Rune – Talion will decimate Sauron’s Captains with increased damage from special attacks
All those who pre-order Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will also receive access at the game’s launch to The Dark Ranger exclusive bonus pack, per the previously announced news.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.
The Palantir app, available on the Apple Store here, will sync with game assets and the final game, to reveal additional layers of information, insights and fan-authored content, creating a unique second-screen experience. Use it in conjunction with the new Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay – Weapons and Runes video .
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will launch worldwide on 7th October, 2014 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.