Updated September 21st, 12:02 PM: Literally just after posting it we got the news that Middle-earth: Shadow of War may be arriving on mobile next Thursday. Though, bear in mind that the date isn't 100% set just yet, so that could always change.

Better get your pre-registrations in now if you want those sweet extras, folks.

Source: PR email.


We've known Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been coming for a while, and though we've still not got a definite release date there is an awesome new trailer to feast your eyes on.

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Rather than showing us what to expect once the game does drop, this time around the trailer takes us through the Nemesis System - an award-winning system which allows your to either execute an enemy Orc once you've defeated them, or add them to your army to aid you in your fight against Sauron.

You'll have to plan your battles carefully, however. Each Orc has its own strengths and weaknesses which should be taken into account. To get your allied Orcs even stronger you can also let them duel it out, rewarding the winner of the fight and helping them to level up.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is currently soft launched on iOS in Canada, Denmark, Philippines, Sweden, Turkey, and Singapore.

You can also pre-register for the game to get a playable Shelob character on Android, and a playable Ratbag and Orc starter army on iOS when the game launches later this year.

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