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gamescom 2017: Exclusive Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War Featuring Foes Old and New

It’s nearly time to journey back to the world of Tolkien with Middle-earth: Shadow of War on Xbox One. With a vast new open world to explore, awesome foes to battle, and legions of orcs to fight with and against, we can’t wait to continue the adventures of Talion and Celebrimbor in this awesome-looking sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Today we’re treated with an exclusive look at the adventure that awaits in the new “Monsters of Mordor” trailer featuring the many beasts we’ll encounter and possess, like fire graugs and drakes. And yes, you saw that right. That’s a Carnan Drake taking on a Balrog

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It appears we’ll witness the “first” appearance of the Balrog in Shadow of War as he’s summoned by orcs from a pit of lava (and our battles with him will continue across Mordor).

Another force we’re introduced to is Carnan, a mighty spirit of nature who has survived in Mordor. This primeval creature can take on a variety of forms, but it’s hard to tell yet if she’ll be a friend or foe to Talion.

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The scope of the game is also back on display in this trailer, with a variety of geography showcased of what and where we can explore, like the forests of Nurn, the barren land of Gorgoroth, and the frozen mountains of Seregost.

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Xbox One S continues to be the best value in games and entertainment, and if you can’t wait to get your hands-on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the new Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles are the best way to do it this October. Both bundles include:

  • Xbox One S with either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War, including the bonus in-game items Legendary Champions War Party and the Epic Sword of Dominion
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • 1-month Xbox Game Pass subscription with unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial to experience the most advanced multiplayer gaming network

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will launch on Xbox One October 10 and will be Xbox One X Enhanced for the Xbox One X this November. For all the latest news on Shadow of War, keep it tuned to Xbox Wire.