Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is an expansion to Shadow of Mordor, which is set in The Lord of the Rings universe. Shadow of Mordor tells the tale of a ranger, Talion, possessed by the Elf Lord Celebrimbor. As a prequel to the Fellowship of the Ring, and set in the 60-year gap between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings strories, the two work together to dismantle a huge army amassing to invade Middle-earth.
The description for the Shadow of War expansion notes:
Story Expansions introduce a new campaign, playable character & abilities, side missions, enemies, allies & more.
Experience an epic open-world brought to life by the award-winning Nemesis System. Forge a new Ring of Power, conquer Fortresses in massive battles and dominate Mordor with your personal Orc army in Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™.
Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.
In Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, nothing will be forgotten.
The Gold Edition includes:
- Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
- Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
- The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
- The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion
- Gold War Chest
- Over $125 in total value
- Nemesis Expansions include a new Orc Tribe featuring new enemies, followers, missions, abilities, weapons, Fortress and wilderness updates, and a Mythic Gear Set.
The pre-order date was listed as the 22nd August, the game is expected to be available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
See the trailer for Shadow of Mordor below: