Warner Bros. this morning revealed pre-order bonuses for and released a fresh new Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gameplay trailer showing off Talion's upgradeable ass-kicking abilities.
Also, those looking to pre-order the game for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PC in advance of the October 7th release date will find themselves with some additional items/abilities, depending on the retailer. Check out the list further below.
Official Shadow of Mordor Gameplay – Weapons and Runes trailer:
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor pre-order bonuses:
Amazon – Deadly Archer Rune
Talion will deal extra damage when executing ranged headshots against Sauron’s Captains
Best Buy – Flame of Arnor Rune
Talion can ignite his blade by achieving a high combo count and incinerate his enemies
GameStop - Captain of the Watch / Hidden Blade Rune
“Captain of the Watch” character skin and the Hidden Blade Rune – Talion can deal extra damage when executing stealth attacks against Sauron’s Captains
Steam – Orc Slayer Rune
Talion will decimate Sauron’s Captains with increased damage from special attacks
All those who pre-order Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will also receive access at the game’s launch to The Dark Ranger exclusive bonus pack, per the previously announced news.
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video - Games ESRB Rating: Rating Pending Platform: PlayStation 4 Genre: action-game-genre
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor explores what happened in the land of Mordor as Sauron prepares his armies for The War of the Ring.
You are Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gate, keeping watch over Mordor which has remained undisturbed for ages. In the blink of an eye, everything is taken from you - your friends, your family, and even your own life. Resurrected by a vengeful spirit, you must now embark on a relentless vendetta against those who have wronged you. Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle in Middle-earth.
Talion is resurrected by a powerful Wraith and he has reforged him as an undying spirit of vengeance View larger
The Wraith is a mysterious spirit that possesses Talion. His motivations are unknown. View larger
The Dark Lord Sauron claims Middle-earth as his rightful dominion. View larger
The common Caragor is vicious, disgusting, and a relentless killing machine. View larger
Graugs are a beast of destruction. They're feral beasts, naturally combative and highly territorial. View larger
Grow your army and dominate the Uruk soldiers of Sauron’s Army to build your own, using the power of the Wraith. Your power begets followers, willing or otherwise, and they will follow you or fall. Mordor’s wildlife has been forged in an unforgiving environment, ensuring only the strongest survive. Using the power of the Wraith, swift Caragors and mighty Graugs will become yours as well.
The valley of Udûn is a harsh and unaccommodating land used primarily as a way-station for armies with ambitions to breach Mordor or attack from it. The sprawling land was once populated by Gondorian Outcasts but is now commanded by the Uruks.
Atypical for Mordor, the Sea of Núrnen lies hundreds of miles deep past its borders and is a lush, green landscape that Sauron is using to feed his growing war machine. Subjugated slaves are tilling the fields and fishing the sea to keep the Uruk hordes fed.
A land of shadow and the home of the Second Dark Lord of Middle-earth, Sauron, Mordor beckons to spirits and calls dark things to its twisted heart. It is home to many monstrous creatures, among them Caragors, Graugs; monsters neither the Uruks nor their Dark Lord have tamed. Its burning heart, Mount Doom currently lays dormant.