Shadow of Mordor gameplay trailer on ‘Weapons and Runes’

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks awesome. For a fan of Tolkien and LOTR, this looks to be an awesome addition to this franchise. After watching this gameplay trailer on weapons upgrades and the runes system, it looks as though this game is going to expand on what appears to be a Assassin’s Creed style of game (which I am a fan of also).

Ughh those kill moves. Brutal.

Of course, retailers are looking to expand your runes with a bunch of exclusive pre-order content. The details haven’t been etched out yet, and these currently only appear to be available in the UK. I think in due time, they will most likely be expanded across seas. Here’s what is on the menu for pre-order bonuses (per GamesPress):

  • Deadly Archer Rune
    • Talion will deal extra damage when executing ranged headshots against Sauron’s Captains
  • Flame of Arnor Rune
    • Talion can ignite his blade by achieving a high combo count and incinerate his enemies
  • Captain of the Watch / Hidden Blade Rune
    • “Captain of the Watch” character skin and the Hidden Blade Rune – Talion can deal extra damage when executing stealth attacks against Sauron’s Captains
  • Orc Slayer Rune
    • Talion will decimate Sauron’s Captains with increased damage from special attacks

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is set to launch worldwide on October 7th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.