This fall’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, July 25, 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 whet fans’ appetites, the team today reveals the first Behind the Scenes interview for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, revealing panelists 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.
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. Based on the player’s actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game. 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. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.