Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the first gameplay footage of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, the most awaited sequel to the Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.
In this case, the orc the player faces bears a personal grudge as he was part of Talion's army before he betrayed him and joined the Dark Lord.
Thrak is a product of the Nemesis System based on how a person plays the game.
Talion joins the fray, setting a small army of adversaries ablaze, before stealthily introducing his blade to the brain stems of two roof-squatting archers. Fancy. There's heaps of stuff shown off in the footage that we've not touched upon here, but we'll let you check it out for yourselves above.
"Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ truly drives the genre forward by taking the Nemesis System to new heights and allowing players to create their own personal journey within Middle-earth". One of the biggest changes is that you can have followers that assist with massive sieges, and there's a chance that some of them might change sides after being tempted by Sauron's power.
Monolith Production promises that the revised nemesis system means EVERY overlord will be unique to the player's world. They'll run back to Sauron and get powered up, including getting a Curse power that keeps you from using your Ring of Power and prevents them from being branded again.
After taunting the player he carries a flame thrower and lights up the ground - also sending in enemy forces to surround the player.
The Nemesis System seeps down into the entire culture of the evil-doers residing in and around their domains.
Watch the official gameplay walkthrough for Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 22 in North America and August 25 in Europe.