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  • MarkvA

    GameInformer - Orcs and Uruks

    November 23, 2013 by MarkvA

    The fifth piece of GameInformer coverage of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has just been released.

    Today's coverage is all about the Orcs of Middle-earth, referred to as Uruk in-game. Monolith explains how they want to create interesting and complex Uruk that aren't like the typical fantasy archetype.


    Are you looking forward to seeing the Uruk in-game? Leave your opinion in the comments!

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  • MarkvA

    GameInformer has just released their fourth piece of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor coverage. The article talks about Shadow of Mordor's place in Tolkien's Legendarium, and about what's happening in Middle-earth around the time of Shadow of Mordor.

    Take note though, as the article contains spoilers for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, so if you haven't seen the movies or read the books yet, be warned!

    Click here to view the coverage.

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  • MarkvA

    GameInformer - Sandbox World

    November 18, 2013 by MarkvA


    The third piece of GameInformer coverage was just released: a sixteen minute interview with Monolith's Michael de Plater, the director of design of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. He talks about creating the ultimate sandbox for fans of Middle-earth, and how the gaming industry is starting to focus more and more on player freedom.


    Are you looking forward to adventuring through Mordor and possibly visiting various landmarks such as Mount Doom and Barad-dûr (or what's left of it)? Leave your opinion in the comments!

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  • MarkvA


    GameInformer has just released their third piece of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor coverage, a biography of the protagonist Talion, a loyal member of the Rangers of Gondor.

    The article talks about the contrast between on the one side the Rangers of the North, a reclusive group of scouts who steer clear of the civilizations they protect, and on the other end of the spectrum the Nazgûl, the twisted ringwraiths who serve Sauron. As Talion is both a ranger and a wraith, this creates an interesting opportunity for the narrative and gameplay for Monolith.


    Click here for the full biography, or read our updated article on Talion where we've collected the information.

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  • MarkvA

    GameInformer has just released their second piece of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor coverage, consisting of a video interview with Monolith's Director of Design Michael de Plater and Lead Writer Christian Cantamessa, who was one of the lead developers and writers on Red Dead Redemption.


    Did you enjoy Red Dead Redemption? Are you happy to see Christian Cantamessa on Monolith's development team? Leave your opinion in the comments!

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  • Ericmoro


    What evil lies in the shadow of Mordor? Uruk? The Nazgûl? The rising tide of Sauron’s army?

    Well… yes. But that’s not what I’m talking about. What I’m referring to is an exciting new video game and corresponding Wikia Official Community! Neither of which are “evil,” I might add.

    In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (coming to current- and next-gen consoles in 2014), players take on the role of Talion – a valiant ranger whose family is slain the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor, moments before his own life is taken. Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who’ve wronged him. Through the course of Talion’s personal vendetta, players uncover the truth…


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  • MonolithAndy

    All of us here at Monolith Productions are proud to introduce Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor!

    In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, you take on the role of Talion, a valiant ranger whose family is slain the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor, moments before his own life is taken. Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who have wronged him. Through the course of Talion’s personal vendetta, you will uncover the truth of the Spirit that compels you, learn the origins of the Rings of Power and ultimately confront your true nemesis.

    The team at Game Informer came to our studio and got an exclusive first look, and you can see all their coverage starting tod…

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