Someone is going to be looking for a new job tomorrow. Thanks to Target, my fiancée’s favorite retailer super-chain, we now know that the rumored sequel to Shadow of Mordor is officially called Shadow of War. There’s even boxart to prove it!


Oops. I’m sure Warner Bros. Games and Monolith have to be super excited over this one!!! Here’s some details straight from the game’s description.

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.

(UPDATE!) Similar to Batman: Arkham Knight, Shadow of War Is going to have an onslaught of DLC and expansions. The “Gold Edition” is your ticket to EXPANSION CITY!! Yikes. Check it.

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.
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™.
In Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, nothing will be forgotten.

We will update you with a release date and any official details as soon as they hit!

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