Following a leak earlier today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, heading to consoles and PC on August 22th, 2017 in North America and 25th in Europe.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will take place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will continue the narrative of Shadow of Mordor, released in 2014 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
According to the publisher, players will be: “engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, even more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.”
Developed by Monolith Productions, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will feature an original story which sees the return of Talion and Celebrimbor from Shadow of Mordor. In Shadow of War players will come face to face with Lord of the Rings biggest villain – Sauron, as well as his Nazgul in a “monumental battle for Middle-Earth“.
Interestingly, in its press release, Warner Bros also revealed Microsoft’s unreleased console Project Scorpio as one of Shadow of War‘s platform destinations, along with PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One and PC.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War will also be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, with game progress and Achievements transferable between Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.