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No two players’ experience will be the same in the upcoming Lord of the Rings game, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. In a recent preview, I explained how that is and how the Nemesis system fits into that. If you missed it, you can use the Nemesis system to target various warchiefs and have their bodyguards turn against them, thereby shifting the power struggle in a way that’s more advantageous to you. Commanding the bodyguard to do so successfully will leave that entire army at your disposal. It’s how you will eventually take on Sauron with any hope to live to tell the tale.
The next Lord of the Rings game, Shadows of Mordor, is out on 7 October 2014, and there’s a brand new angst-ridden trailer for you to watch. While many previous LOTR games have stuck closely to the source material (or at least Peter Jackson’s interpretation thereof), Shadow of Mordor tells a brand new story set between the events of The Hobbit and the main trilogy.
If you woke up craving new footage from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the newest game in Tolkien’s iconic fantasy world, then you crave weird things. But also, you’re in luck: via GameSpot, here’s eight new minutes of footage from Shadow of Mordor, filled with orc-stomping and orc-slashing and orc-murdering.
On Tuesday night I caught an advance screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug which opens in Australia on Boxing Day. Read on for the definitive Kotaku review! (If you’re wondering what this has to do with video games, just look at any one of the roughly 26,000 fantasy RPGs in existence and quit yer belly-aching.)
Alice Finch, who built the world’s biggest LEGO Hogwarts earlier this year, has teamed up with another builder, David Frank, to recreate The Lord Of The Rings’ Rivendell. Using around 200,000 bricks.
The next The Hobbit film premieres on Friday, and that means Peter Hollens and his a capella clones have returned to sing us a song from it. You may remember his performance of “Misty Mountain” back in January. Well, here he is with “I See Fire”.