Middle-earth: Shadow of War Confirmed Alongside Trailer and Release Date

Following the leak earlier this week, Warner Bros. and Monolith have officially gone ahead and announced their follow-up to 2014’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Shadow of War takes place right after Shadow of Mordor and appears to place you back in the shoes of Talion as he remains bound in death to wraith Celebrimbor who, as seen in the trailer, makes good on his intentions to forge a new Ring of Power to help them take the fight back to Sauron.

The game also looks set to expand on Middle-earth’s critically-acclaimed Nemesis system, including both followers and Nemesis Fortresses, the latter of which are enemy strongholds that can be overthrown and set up in your wake to create your own Orc army.

The hotly-anticipated sequel, Shadow of War, is expected to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, PC and Xbox One on August 23 this year. It was also been confirmed to be releasing on Project Scorpio at a later date, though the Switch is missing from the launch platforms.