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A new trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been released as well as cast and crew details.

Warner Bros. yesterday unveiled the new trailer, shown above, for Monolith Productions’ upcoming Middle-earth set fantasy title and details the story of the game.

Four new screenshots were also released, as shown below.

The studio also revealed that co-writer of Rockstar Games’ open-world western title Red Dead Redemption, Christian Cantamessa, will serve as the writer of the game’s original story.

Also included in the crew is BAFTA award-winning video game musical composer Garry Schyman, who will provide the game with an original score.

Leading the cast is acclaimed video game actor Troy Baker, who portrayed Joel in the critically acclaimed The Last of Us. He will be playing the protagonist role of Talion.

Alongside Baker is Uncharted series and Batman: Arkham Origins actor Nolan North, who will be playing Black Hand. Alastair Duncan, of the Mass Effect series, will be portraying Wraith.

Laura Bailey, of Halo 4 and The Last of Us, will be playing the role of Ioreth whilst Infamous: Second Son and GTA V actor Liam O’Brien will be playing Gollum.

Set in Middle-earth, you’ll play as Talion, a valiant ranger who, moments before his own death, witnesses his family slain the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor. Resurrected by a spirit of vengeance, and powered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor to exact his revenge, whilst learning about the spirit that compels him and the rings of power.

Developed by Monolith, in collaboration with Middle-earth Enterprises, Peter Jackson and artists from Weta Workshop, who worked on the Academy Award winning film adaptation of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will also be lending a helping hand with settings, characters and story.

The game hits store on October 7th for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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