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Middle-earth: Shadow of War

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Video game
DeveloperMonolith Productions
PublisherWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
PlatformPC, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release date10 October 2017
GenreAction role-playing

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open world, action-adventure roleplaying video game developed by Monolith Productions. A sequel to the 2014 game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War was released on 10 October 2017[1] for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the game follows the continuing adventures of Gondorian Ranger Talion and the Elf-wraith Celebrimbor in their campaign against Sauron.[2]


[edit] Plot

The player continues the story of the ranger Talion and the spirit of the elf lord Celebrimbor, who shares Talion's body, as they forge a new Ring of Power to amass an army to fight against Sauron. At the beginning of the story, Celebrimbor is captured by Shelob, the spider of Cirith Ungol. Talion seeks him out and eventually tracks the Bright Lord. Shelob turns into a humane form and forces Talion to trade the Ring for Celebrimbor. The gravewalker travels to Minas Ithil to retrieve the Palantir, but sees the fortress being attacked. He kills an orc captain with the help of Idril, Lord Castamir's daughter. Celebrimbor advises Talion against staying with the Gondorians, but the gravewalker refuses to leave his kin. When the Witch King and the Nazgul come to raid Minas Ithil, Talion stays to help.

[edit] Voice cast

Role Actor
Talion Troy Baker
The Wraith Alister Duncan
Eltariel/ Ioreth Laura Bailey
Isildur Nolan North
Nazgul Darin De Paul
Sauron Steve Blum
Torvin Adam Croasdell
Shelob Pollyanna McIntosh
Gollum Liam O'Brien
Galadriel Jennifer Hale
Ratbag the Coward Phil LaMarr
Daughter's Suitor Claudia Black
Ranger / Helm Hammerhand / Nemesis Ologs Fred Tatasciore
Idril /Helm's Daughter Nicole Tompkins


  1. Tom Phillips, "Middle-earth: Shadow of War release date delayed" dated 1 June 2017, (accessed 2 June 2017)
  2. James Orry, "Middle-earth: Shadow of War confirmed for Project Scorpio" dated 28 February 2017, Video Gamer (accessed 3 May 2017)

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