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Shadow of Mordor: Troy Baker and Nolan North are friends

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I love the internet’s imagination. Apparently, according to social media and gossip, Troy Baker and Nolan North hate each other. Perhaps people think that because their characters are often on opposing sides, but regardless they can at least pretend to be friends, right?

In the latest behind the scenes trailer for Shadow of Mordor, we get a glimpse at Nolan North’s character, The Black Hand of Sauron. Sounds menacing.

For those who don’t watch videos, they show brief clips of the actual game, followed by plenty of banter between the actors to show that they actually like each other as human beings. It’s nice to see their chemistry in the interview together – this kind of interaction should translate into some interesting on-screen chemistry when they play opposing roles in the game.

Baker keeps stressing the depth of the characters and the story, something that is a major draw for me towards this game. Tolkien’s lore is as influential as (if not more so than) HP Lovecraft – plenty of people strive to imitate or adapt it and it has inspired so many other works. It seems that the team at Monolith and Warner Bros have stuck to the lore quite closely – this bodes well for the storyline and characterization.

I’m not sure what they were hoping for in releasing this trailer – is it just to give us a hint of the antagonist, or perhaps it’s just about Hollywood gossip. Whatever it is, I’m ready for this game to just hurry up and launch at the end of the month.

Last Updated: September 11, 2014

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