Warner Bros and Monolith Software have released a new trailer for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor today. The new trailer shows us how runes will be used in the game and how much more brutal they will make our hero Talion and his insane combat skills.
The runes look to do specific things such as the ability to shoot fire arrows, or stealth kill. They’ll also buff your weapons. The coolest part has to be that there are even epic loot runes to get for doing specific tasks related to your mission at the time. The example given in the trailer was Talion completely destroyed a high ranking officer and told him to send a death threat to his war chief (the target). This enraged the boss and caused him to surround himself with bodyguards, changing the course of this specific target.
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor takes place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It is an open world action-adventure RPG. Combining Assassin’s Creed, Hitman and Batman: Arkham, you will have the ability to go after specific targets and their lower ranking officers. The stories are randomly generated and by hitting lower ranking officers first, you dramatically change the outcome against the final boss. The game launches on October 7th, 2014 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and PC. For an almost nine minute look at the gameplay and world, check out the video below.