My Games
New Games
Top Games

A behind-the-scenes look at Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and its characters

Posted on July 11, 2014 AT 12:26pm

In a new video posted today on the official PlayStation Blog, Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment give players a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

I’ve had a few chances to play Shadow of Mordor in recent months, and even though you couldn’t pay be to be interested in all of the Middle-earth / Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit lore, I’ve become legitimately curious about the game. One of its core elements is the Nemesis System, where what actions you take against the Orc army can affect their morale, create or alter rivalries, and more.

The little tastes of the Nemesis System that I’ve had the chance to get have all been really intriguing. It adds a dynamic element to the game, but one you can directly help influence. Obviously, we’ll need to see how all of this promise turns out in practice, but that promise of an adventure RPG with a world that changes based on how you play and what you do is always an attractive premise.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor hits on October 7th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got started via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as can realistically be crammed in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk Eric on Twitter: @Eric_EGM. Meet the rest of the crew.

Partner Pages


8840 Wilshire Blvd.,
Third Floor,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

© 2015 EGM Media LLC. All rights reserved. Trademarks belong to their respective owners.
Website Interface © 2012 EGM Digital Media, LLC.