Shadow of Mordor is already looking like Assassin's Creed V: Middle Earth - and we're actually ok with that. The game mechanics are more interesting than your standard third person action fare and the idea of being a bad ass wandering around Tolkein's otherwise fairly polite universe is hugely interesting.
I'm totally going to find a way to kick a hobbit.
Now, we've got some word on the kind of extra content on the way for Shadows of Mordor. If you pick up the season pass you'll get a bunch of extra stuff at lunch, including:
·Exclusive ‘Guardians of the Flaming Eye’ Orc Warband mission:Players will face Sauron’s elite Defenders before the Black Gate and earn the Rising Flame rune
·Early access to the ‘Trials of War’ challenge series:Players will test their skills against select legions of Sauron’s forces in this series of challenge modes and build their legend as gamers post their best score on the Challenge Leaderboard
·All new story missions with hours of gameplay:Lord of the Hunt – Hunt the wild beasts of Mordor as player’s discover hidden lairs, earn unique runes and face off against powerful monsters.The Bright Lord – Play as Celebrimbor, the great Elven smith of the Second Age, and battle against Sauron and the might of his forces
·Access to future content:Including runes, skins and additional future add-on content.
Sounds like a decent amount of stuff, with more hopefully on the way post release - provided the game actually manages to sell. In it, you'll play as a Ranger who sees everything he loves destroyed before his eyes and comes back from beyond the veil of death to deal out vengeance upon the forces controlled by the evil might of Sauron. Sounds dark!
Shadow of Mordor is on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 from the 30th of September 2014.