Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment with Monolith Productions have released the first official (and massive) trailer for the upcoming Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, along with announcing the game's release date of August 22. The explosive new video takes viewers between events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Once again, the world of men is ending and a Ring of Power has been forged. But will it be used for good? 

Continuing the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemies and even more personalities with a new cast of characters and untold stories.

The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System, which had previously randomly named and generated enemies in Sauron's Army throughout gameplay. Now that robust personalization from the first game will be applied to the entire world of environments and characters and shape player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.

Also, be on the lookout for an official gameplay reveal on March 8!

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro beginning August 22. The game will also be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. 

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