Warner Bros., now that they’ve announced the sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor earlier today, have also revealed the various versions of the game you can get.
The most expensive of these is, of course, the Middle-earth: Shadow of War Mithril Edition, which costs a whopping $300 dollars and has a ton of swag in it.
Mithril, in the Lord of the Rings universe, is a precious mineral that is normally used to make extremely high-quality armor and weaponry.
In the Lord of the Rings universe it’s said to be ten times more valuable than gold (though as the Gold edition of the game is only 100 dollars, in this case it’s only three times as valuable).
The Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Mithril Edition includes a premium case with a magnetic Ring of Power included, a Mithril War Chest, the game’s soundtrack, a cloth map of Mordor, a collection of lithographs and tribal stickers, and a collector’s box.
The edition also comes with an exclusive statue, showing a Balrog fighting a drake.
In contrast, the Gold Edition for the game will be offering the base game and several pieces of DLC when they come out, including some story expansions.
So far, however, it seems like PC players will have to wait a while before they can get their hands on the Middle-earth: Shadow of War Mithril Edition.
So far there hasn’t been any indication of an actual PC version of the Mithril Edition for them. Whether because Warner Bros. doesn’t think it’s an active-enough market, or because they’re focusing more on console players, remains to be seen.
Either way, with the game’s first gameplay debut coming out on March 8 (next Wednesday) and the game actually releasing on August 22 of this year for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC, you have plenty of time to save up money.
If you have enough money to pre-order it though, maybe you can pick up the Middle-earth: Shadow of War Mithril Edition…though it’s probably not a financially sound decision.