Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be available in a US-exclusive $300 Mithril Edition

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You could spend the recommended retail price on a video game. Or and hear me out here, you could spend more than you have to or ever should on a version that is filled to the brim with various extras and bits of plastic that’ll eventually gather dust on your shelf like your hopes and dreams. And if you’re a fan of all things Tolkien, then good news! There’s another way to show your love and appreciation for the franchise in a manner that is far better than that fresh ink of Tom Bombadil you have on your chest.

Because money. Three hundred dead presidents in fact, if you happen to live in the US of A, Gamestop will be selling the $300 Mithril Edition of Shadow of War, which includes the following bang for your buck:

Shadow of War CE

  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Gold Edition with Exclusive Steelcase
  • Premium Case with Magnetic Ring of Power
  • Exclusive Mithril War Chest
  • Official Game Music Soundtrack
  • Limited Edition 12″ Tar-Goroth Balrog vs. Carnan Drake Statue
  • Cloth Map of Mordor
  • Collection of Exclusive Lithographs
  • Tribe Sticker Pack
  • Collector’s Box

That of course includes the game itself from the Gold Edition and story expansions which will be rolled out over the course of the year following the launch of Shadow of War. It’s not a bad collector’s edition, but is it worth $300? Hell no, in my opinion. Although I have managed to since swear off buying collector’s editions once again, ever since Warner Bros. gave that Batmobile edition of Batman: Arkham Knight a flat tyre and cancelled it entirely.

You know, at least until the next Batman games along and whispers sweet collectible plastic thoughts into my ears again.

Last Updated: February 28, 2017

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  • Captain JJ

    Shadow of Mordor really didn’t impress me enough to ever consider getting something like a Special or Deluxe edition, but I know there are some huge LOTR fans out there that will absolutely love this.

    • Original Heretic

      You just described Darryn, methinks. He says it’s not worth it, but do we believe him?

    • miaau

      I must say, was looking just for the map and figures and stuff. The ring of power scares me….. they can keep that.

      Also, it then occured to me, I can buy LOTR figures and maps for far cheaper on the internet, where I can also found out the quality of such before I buy and so on.

      So, no thanks for the game.

      AND Shadows of Mordor started getting a bit tough for ham-fisted me.

    • Matthew Holliday

      I really enjoyed the first one, story was okay, but was an interesting “what if” addition to the story of Middle Earth and the batman combat was even better than batman.

      My dad however, is basically a walking JRR Tolkien encyclopedia, he was totally not impressed by the idea of randoms making rings of power.

  • Original Heretic

    I have better things to spend money on than this.

    A Magnetic Ring of Power? WTF?!
    “here’s have this item with your game. But don’t go anywhere close to your PC with it.”

    • miaau

      better than a burning ring of fire, though.

      • Original Heretic

        But if you have a burning ring of fire, at least you can sing a song about it.

      • Lu

        Durban Bunny Chow. Never again!

  • “That of course includes the game itself” what do you mean ‘of course’? This is 2017!

  • For the Emperor!

    Looks sweet, but I will wait for the GotY Steam special

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