lord of the rings

Shadow Of Mordor Is Looking Pretty Epic

A Lord of The Rings game needs to feel epic. Like, gigantic armies and hordes of spiky armour-encrusted villains a dudes fighting on top of towers-level epic. Of all the trailers for Shadow of Mordor I’ve seen so far, this new one Sony dropped during its Gamescom presser hit the best note in this regard.


Gandalf Had A Very Good Reason Not To Fly Straight To Mordor

Video: Last week, a fan theory posted to Reddit sought to explain why Gandalf and the Fellowship didn’t just fly to Mordor instead of doing all that walking. It made some sense, but I think I like this explanation better.


Mod Turns Lord Of The Rings Into Petty Political Bloodbath

Oh. Great. Just as I wean myself off the wonderful Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings II, now I find out there’s a Lord of the Rings mod for Crusader Kings II.


The New Hobbit Trailer Is One Hell Of A Nostalgia Trip

Here is the trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, complete with a throwback to one of the best moments in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King — Pippin’s song. CHILLS.


Andy Serkis Unleashes His Inner Gollum On Conan O'Brien

The master of motion capture, Andy Serkis was the guest of Conan O’Brien last night and he did a little improvisation using the two characters he’s most known for: Gollum from The Lord of the Rings and Planet of the Apes‘ Caesar.


The Hero Of Shadow Of Mordor Is Quite The Badass

Here he is, slaughtering orcs left and right in Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor’s CG trailer. It looks like Talion will become quite infamous among the Uruk ranks for his deeds during (or before) the game’s events, turning into a legend of sorts.


Meet The Shadow Of Mordor Enemy I Couldn't Kill

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.


Lord Of The Rings Game Arrives In October

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.


Middle Earth Is Being Recreated On A 1:1 Scale

We’ve talked about the Outerra engine a few times here on Kotaku, and every time we do someone invariably asks “but what is this actually for“? Well, here’s one application: it’s great for making a 1:1 recreation of Middle Earth.


Eight Minutes Of Orc Assassination In The Newest LOTR Game

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.