Well, this certainly would have been a major surprise if it wasn’t for the box art leaking online recently. However nothing can detract from our excitement to see a sequel to the awesome Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014).

Monolith are returning to develop and are promising to expand on the award-winning Nemesis System and offer each player unique personal game worlds. Sounds very interesting indeed.

“In Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalisation from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.”

So far we just have the pretty epic cinematic trailer which you can watch above, but a gameplay reveal is only just around the corner coming March 8th, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War arrives August 25th 2017 and will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro. No doubt Roobla will have a review as soon as we can get our grubby little mitts on it.