Middle-Earth: Shadow of War officially announced

Whoops. Someone spilled the beans before the scheduled March reveal.

We were expecting a reveal from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in the upcoming weeks, but as you expect in the Internet, the info was leaked. This time it comes from online retailer Target, as both the game, two editions and covers were leaked.

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.

As you see, this time we will not only kill the Orcs, but also build our own army. Gold Edition of Middle Earth: Shadow of War was also revealed. It will include something called Gold War Chest, as well as four expansions:

  • Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
  • The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion

Let us quote the description of those expansions:

Nemesis Expansions include a new Orc Tribe featuring new enemies, followers, missions, abilities, weapons, Fortress and wilderness updates, and a Mythic Gear Set. Story Expansions introduce a new campaign, playable character & abilities, side missions, enemies, allies & more.

After this leak, the game was officially confirmed via the trailer embedded below. The PC and console release is scheduled for August 22nd: