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Shadow of Mordor has many, many Orcs

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It may have a derivative look that mixes Assassins with Arkhams, but I’m hoping that Shadow of Mordor will manage to rise above those comparisons and deliver something that manages to stab on its own two feet. One such hook that the game may have? Orcs? Plenty of them. And they’ve all got some form of ACTING to go with those faces that were made for radio.

Developer Monolith Productions just released short teasers of their green-skinned antagonists. There’s a ton of them waiting through this link, but these are my favourites:

On another note, how come Orcs always have a ‘ard British accent? Ever notice how they regularly sound like the kind of hoodlum that you’d find in a Guy Ritchie gangster movie? Weird. In Shadow of Mordor, the Orcs serve as more than just a stab-sponge.

Besides the regular foot soldiers, Orc leaders form the backbone of the Nemesis System, a gameplay feature that has you hunting down the higher-ups, with enemies remembering who you are if they manage to escape. “You could be meeting some of these guys four, five or six times if they kill you, or if a fight is inconclusive, or if they’re injured,” game director of design Michael de Plater said to Polygon when the title was announced.

Those scars are going to mark your enemy. They’re going to remember you. They’re going to hate you even more, and they’re going to level up and hunt you down.

Well with a face that only a mother could smash in with a cast-iron frying pan, I won’t forget them either. Shadow of Mordor is out later this year on a bunch of current and new-gen platforms.

Last Updated: June 2, 2014

30 Comments

  1. Malmug the Black has beautiful eyes…

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 2, 2014 at 11:39

    LOL @ header & tags. I hope there’s a female Ork called Mindy.

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    • Sageville

      June 2, 2014 at 11:49

      God we are old!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 2, 2014 at 11:51

        hahaha..hahaa… ha. hah. Yes. 🙁

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  3. Dutch Matrix

    June 2, 2014 at 11:40

    None of these Orcs inspire pant soiling levels of fear, really. Ishmoz looks like something I want to keep as a pet and scratch behind the ear.
    Malmug looks like the personification of my brother’s IQ, so technically, I cannot REALLY hate him.
    And Latbag… OK. He is just plain ugly.

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    • RinceofFuturePast

      June 2, 2014 at 11:44

      LOL

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  4. Hammersteyn

    June 2, 2014 at 11:42

    They look like Sherk’s cousins. Did Dreamworks have a hand in this?

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    • Dutch Matrix

      June 2, 2014 at 11:46

      Come on. The Orcs are not THAT ugly!

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 2, 2014 at 11:54

        I agree, should have said they look like your fiancé’s sister

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        • Dutch Matrix

          June 2, 2014 at 11:57

          Dude, seriously. What is your problem with Orcs. Why do you hate them so much????

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          • Hammersteyn

            June 2, 2014 at 12:04

            Not all Orcs, just the ones above. I mean the are supposed to be scary or at least intimidating.

    • Admiral Chief Kilo

      June 2, 2014 at 11:53

      Sherk?

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  5. AceZero911

    June 2, 2014 at 11:48

    I’m really looking forward to this.

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  6. RinceofFuturePast

    June 2, 2014 at 11:53

    Throw one of these in and I’ll be interested http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/3987322/lotr-balrog-o.gif

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 2, 2014 at 11:57

      Wish I could play as Gandalf in Dark Souls.

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      • RinceofFuturePast

        June 2, 2014 at 11:59

        Nah, the normal wizards in Dark Souls would own him.

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 2, 2014 at 12:00

          But he can shine a beam of light at his enemies. Plus he uses hobbits to watch his back

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          • Dutch Matrix

            June 2, 2014 at 12:05

            Watch his back or his arse? I am not sure a hobbit can reach his back…

          • Hammersteyn

            June 2, 2014 at 12:07

            LOL

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 2, 2014 at 13:52

            So wisecracked every adventurer, until they took a hobbit to the knee.

          • RinceofFuturePast

            June 2, 2014 at 12:15

            Lol. Yeah, he’s totally hardcore!

  7. Anon A Mouse

    June 2, 2014 at 12:18

    “On another note, how come Orcs always have a ‘ard British accent?” ~ Centuries of inbreeding ol chap.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 2, 2014 at 12:35

      It explains the crooked teeth as well.

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      • Shifty

        June 3, 2014 at 14:16

        people insult us English based on shit stereotypes to be quite honest.
        But it’s not hard to see through the hate and see the jealousy.

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 3, 2014 at 14:35

          You must be new here, we take the piss out of anything and everything. Even ourselves, but welcome none the less

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  8. Pieter Smal

    June 2, 2014 at 16:25

    They all sound the same… and their personalities seems to be likewise… dislike…

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  9. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 2, 2014 at 19:55

    I wants this game… I wants it… my precioussssss

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  10. Mark Treloar

    June 2, 2014 at 20:52

    they’re going to level up and hunt you down……..So basically the same bulltwaddle that was created for the hobbit movie….the end

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