The sequel is titled Shadow of War, and it may be released later this year.
A sequel to 2014’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been leaked, thanks to a premature listing on US retailer Target’s website.
First spotted by NeoGAF, the sequel is titled Middle-earth: Shadow of War and will supposedly be released on August 22. According to the listing, which has since been removed, the sequel will bring back Shadow of Mordor’s acclaimed Nemesis system, with Monolith Productions once again handling development duties.
Target’s now-removed listing for Middle-earth: Shadow of War
According to a Kotaku report, Shadow of War will continue the story of Talion and Celebrimbor, who are now working to forge their own Ring of Power to take on Sauron.
The listing also mentions a $100 USD Gold Edition, which includes two Nemesis expansions, two story expansions, and a “Gold War Chest.” The Nemesis expansions will include a new Orc tribe, enemies, missions, and more, while the story expansions will introduce a new campaign and playable character.
IGN has reached out to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for comment and will update this article should we hear back.
Stay tuned to IGN for any further news on Shadow of War. In the meantime, check out IGN’s Shadow of Mordor review, which said its “great action and dynamic enemies make both victory and defeat an amazing experience.”
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