Shadow of Mordor launches with trailer

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I’m amped for Shadow of Mordor. That game looks like a whole ridiculous amount of fun to play and the Nemesis System keeps sounding better and better. With local release at the end of the week, it’s fitting that we get the launch trailer now.

Here is the gloriously dramatic video:

For those who don’t watch videos, we get a lot more insight into Talion’s character and experience all in one fluid trailer. After his family is killed, he seeks death but finds that he’s cursed instead – he can’t die and is stuck with Celebrimbor. Together, they must fight Sauron and defeat his Black Hand. By beating back his lieutenants, Talion might slow down Sauron’s rise to power. Oh, and Gollum is there, too, of course.

I’ve seen a lot of launch trailers, and they certainly pulled out all the stops with this one. It’s dramatic, it’s exciting and it has actually gotten me even more psyched for the game to release. I suppose that’s the point of a launch trailer – it finally makes sense now. It isn’t just yet another trailer, it’s the best trailer that they can make to get us amped for the game’s release.

Has the trailer raised your hype level? Are you excited to see what the game has to offer and fall down the rabbit hole that is the Nemesis System? Or have you been too badly burned by Lord of the Rings games in the past and you’ll just sit this one out?

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Last Updated: October 1, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Umar

    Who is Talion’s VO? Damn what a sexy voice, sure brings that character to life

    • Viking Of Science

      It’s Booker. and The Arkham Origins Joker, He is Joel and the new Revolver Ocelot.

      • Umar

        damn, every character he does he just nails….wtf

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      Troy Baker. Same guy who did Joel from TLoU and Snow in FFXIII

      • Viking Of Science

        (basically, he’s Voice jesus)

      • Umar

        …….Okay. I didn’t actually realize its the god of voice acting

  • Admiral Chief 0

    LOVE IT!!!

    Epic trailer!

    This trailer has officially joined my top 5! (ME2, ME3, W3, SoM and KotOR2)

    • Brady miaau

      Ah, but will the game?

      • Admiral Chief 0

        I hope so

  • BoontjieSA

    Have to say game is epic

    • BoontjieSA

      Love the relationship between talion, Celebrimbor and golumn has a very sam and frodo veal to it.

  • Don

    why is it only coming out 21st nov for older gen? ;'( <—– manly tears!

    • BoontjieSA

      Becouse the master-race has can play first, the console peasants needs to wait there turn.

  • Vlam

    Epic game, cant wait to get home and continue playing again 😀

  • JJ of Meridian

    I already see people on my steam friends list playing this right now. Can’t help but be jealous.

    • Brady miaau

      Um, so you are working now, right? nothing wrong with that. I hope

      • JJ of Meridian

        Well, work isn’t fun, at all, but at least I’m loyal ;P

  • Nikola

    Now I have this and Destiny to play this weekend how the hell am I going to fit all this in not to mention all the releases coming in October and I just cleaned up my back log:(((

    • JJ of Meridian

      At least you cleaned up your backlog. Lucky bugger.

      • Nikola

        Dude it took a lot of dedication and sleepless nights now it’s done no more Steam sales and stuff just going to stick with PS4 for now…Steam is evil I tell u;)

        • JJ of Meridian

          I’m about 75% into my backlog, so I consider myself doing quite well at the moment with it.
          But I’m pretty much doomed when the next sale arrives.

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