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Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor trailer highlights weapons and runes

A new trailer has been released for Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor, showing the game's rune-based upgrade system.

Warner Bros has also detailed the game's pre-order bonuses in the US. They are as follows:

  • Amazon - Deadly Archer Rune (Talion will deal extra damage when executing ranged headshots against Sauron's Captains)
  • Best Buy - Flame of Arnor Rune (Talion can ignite his blade by achieving a high combo count and incinerate his enemies)
  • GameStop - Captain of the Watch / Hidden Blade Rune (Talion can deal extra damage when executing stealth attacks against Sauron's Captains)
  • Steam - Orc Slayer Rune (Talion will decimate Sauron's Captains with increased damage from special attacks)

Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor is a new story set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings. It puts players in control of Talion, a "valiant ranger" whose family is killed in front of him the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor.

After he is killed, Talion is resurrected by a spirit of vengeance and, given Wraith abilities, heads into Mordor to enact revenge against those who killed him and his family.

The game also features a 'Nemesis System', in which enemy relationships and characteristics are shaped by the actions and decisions the player makes throughout the game. When the player re-encounters certain enemies, they will remember what the player did before and react accordingly.

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