New Shadow of Mordor Gameplay Trailer Showcases Weapons and Skills

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October 7, 2014 looks to be a pretty intense day for gamers.  Both Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are hitting store shelves that day, and WB is hoping that Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor can still stand apart from those outings and grab your attention.  Lord of the Rings is a big license, and one that many fans feel haven’t been used to their full potential in video games.  Hopefully Shadow of Mordor will break that trend…Either way, it looks like a lot of fun:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions today revealed the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay – Weapons and Runes video, showcasing how to upgrade Talion’s abilities throughout the game.

In addition, new retail exclusive details have been revealed. The following exclusives will be available via the respective retailers below: 
·       Amazon – Deadly Archer Rune
o   Talion will deal extra damage when executing ranged headshots against Sauron’s Captains
·       Best Buy – Flame of Arnor Rune
o   Talion can ignite his blade by achieving a high combo count and incinerate his enemies
·       GameStop – Captain of the Watch / Hidden Blade Rune
o   “Captain of the Watch” character skin and the Hidden Blade Rune – Talion can deal extra damage when executing stealth attacks against Sauron’s Captains
·       Steam – Orc Slayer Rune
o   Talion will decimate Sauron’s Captains with increased damage from special attacks

All those who pre-order Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will also receive access at the game’s launch to The Dark Ranger exclusive bonus pack, per the previously announced news. 

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will launch worldwide on October 7, 2014 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

What do you guys think?  Are you going to be picking this one up in October?

-Jordan