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.