Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open-world acion-adventure set within the fantastical world of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Set between the narratives of the Hobbit and LOTR, Shadow of Mordor picked up plenty of awards thanks to its innovative gameplay and dedication to its source material.
The game introduced a Nemesis System, where enemies would gain a form of XP and level up in the background to the game. Should a certain leader defeat you in battle he will raise in rank, whereas if the player kills a certain Uruk then another one will take his place.
Each leader has his own strengths and weaknesses that the player must utilize, but even if he is felled then an online friend has the chance to avenge the player in their own game to gain rewards for both.
A sequel from Monolith Productions has been nothing more than a rumored whisper up until now, but an stunt actress’ resume has revived hopes that a Shadow of Mordor 2 is on its way. Lauren Mary Kim is a popular stunt actress that has worked on a variety of video games, televison shows and movies, and a quick glance at her work history includes ‘Shadows of Mordor 2’ at ‘Blur’. Blur Studio is a CGI team that have worked on films such as Deadpool as well as video games such as Batman: Arkham Knight.
Her assumed motion-capture work may have involved action within the game itself or solely on a new trailer that is set to release sometime this year along with an announcement, more than likely at E3 2016.
The E3 hype is already underway with the Expo only around 10 weeks away, as Phil Spencer has already expressed his excitment at what Xbox will be bringing to Los Angeles. E3 is notorious for disappointing fans as much as exciting them, and we are already sad to hear Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be making an appearance unfortunately. However there will still be plenty of guaranteed shocks and juicy gossip that we will endeavour to bring to you as soon as we hear it, including any potential news on Shadow of Mordor 2.