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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor sequel leaked, set to launch this year

It looks like we can expect a Shadow of Mordor sequel announcement this year as Monolith’s next game appears to have leaked over the weekend. Rather than being titled ‘Shadow of Mordor 2’, the game’s sequel will instead be called ‘Middle Earth: Shadow of War’ and will focus on Talion’s fight against the ring wraiths and Sauron himself.

The game was leaked by US retailer, Target, which posted box art for the game in a store listing alongside a description for the game, which reads: “Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.”

The retailer listed two editions of the game, an Xbox One and a PS4 version, alongside a ‘Gold Edition’, which will include two story expansions and two additional tribes for the Nemesis system. A PC version was not shown but that may be down to the fact that Target isn’t planning on stocking a boxed PC version of the game.

According to the now removed listing, Middle Earth: Shadow of War is coming out on the 22nd of August so we should see an official announcement for it sometime soon.

KitGuru Says: I was a big fan of Shadow of Mordor, so I’m happy to see a sequel is on the way. If the release date shown here is accurate, we won’t be waiting long to get our hands on it either, though we still need an official announcement to take place for everything to be confirmed. 

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