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Shadow of Mordor will include Gollum

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My precious

In the first behind the scenes video for Shadow of Mordor, we get greater insight into the creative process for the game, as well as a sneak peak at a character we didn’t know was going to be in the game. It appears that the story and characters will be a lot more interesting than I was expecting.

The video features Troy Baker (who voiced Joel in The Last of Us, among many, many other roles) who is the voice actor for Talion, and Christian Cantamessa, the lead writer who previously worked on games such as Red Dead Redemption. They discuss how they worked together, how the character came to life, and how the story will be told.

During the video we get a short glimpse of Gollum. We will hear more about how he fits into the story in the lead up to release, but it will certainly make fans happy to see him, and help tie the story together in some ways. Speaking of story, Cantamessa assures us that the story is true to Tolkien’s mythos, but also expands in a new way to help make the game unique while still fitting into Tolkien’s universe.

Shadow of Mordor wasn’t on my radar until E3 when I got some hands-on time with it, and according to Geoff I haven’t shut up about it since. I’m glad to see that they will be true to the lore, and that they brought on such high level talent for the acting. It’s giving me a very good feeling about the game and is making my October even more jam-packed with games that make me tingle inside.

Last Updated: July 14, 2014


  1. Umar Fong Wong

    July 14, 2014 at 10:33

    ROFLOL….Precious……Header of the week this early??


    • Her Highness the Hipster

      July 14, 2014 at 10:41

      yay! someone appreciates my genius!


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 14, 2014 at 10:49

        An apple genius? O_o


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 14, 2014 at 10:44


      • oVg... what castle?

        July 14, 2014 at 10:50

        Who is this chick ?


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          July 14, 2014 at 10:52

          It’s Precious from the movie Precious.


          • oVg... what castle?

            July 14, 2014 at 10:53

            Im a bit behind on my pop culture.

          • Spaffy

            July 14, 2014 at 11:50


  2. Admiral Chief Fairburne

    July 14, 2014 at 10:38

    Why does it look like those guys are checking out dat precious ass


  3. Hammersteyn

    July 14, 2014 at 10:41

    Wait, please don’t tell me they tried to throw her in the volcano…


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 14, 2014 at 10:45

      My back :/


  4. oVg... what castle?

    July 14, 2014 at 10:52

    Troy Baker and Jennifer Hale NEED to make babies.
    Little Tara Strong babies. 🙂


  5. HisDivineOrder

    July 14, 2014 at 12:46

    True to the lore, haha.


    That’s hilarious. This is such a fanboy fanfiction effort of, “Wouldn’t it be cool if Aragorn wasn’t just Aragorn but a Wraith, too?” And then somebody started going, “oh, oh, what if the wraith wasn’t just a wraith, but an ELF wraith!?” “Oh oh oh, what if Aragorn wasn’t just Aragorn, but he was like the best human warrior like ever!?” “And what if he was dead!?” “And what if the wraith could take over orcs?!?” “Oh! And what if he could run around like Ezio!?” “And what if we got Rocksteady to show us how to do a combat system!?” “Oh and what if Gollum was in it?” “And what if he chasing after Sauron!?” “And what if when he took someone over, he put a white hand on them like Saruman did in the movies?”

    “Yeah, man. That’d be so cool. But he ain’t powerful enough. Let’s have a scene where Gandalf the Grey and Saruman the White and that Brown Dude all got together and tried to fight him and upon seeing him, they all pissed their robes and ran the other way while squealing like lil’ piggies!”

    “Ehhh… Larry, that might be pushing it.”

    “What? Why?”

    “Well, for one, Saruman does not piss his robe. His robe is white. It’d stain.”

    “Oh. Damn.”

    “Yeah, man. Think it through.”


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