Here’s 16 Minutes of Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay

March 8, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

Running for 16 minutes, the first gameplay walkthrough for Middle-earth: Shadow of War takes place many hours into the game and gives you a look at the Nemesis System. As the video points out, and the controls show, this is PlayStation 4 alpha gameplay.

The video’s description adds:

This Gameplay Walkthrough introduces viewers to the next generation of the innovative Nemesis System with the addition of Nemesis Fortresses, where players must utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and forge their personalized Orc army. In this video, Talion and Celebrimbor, who return as the Bright Lord, must lead a fortress assault on the mountain valley of Seregost and take it from one of Sauron’s Overlords. To succeed, they will use the power of the New Ring to recruit Followers during enemy encounters – a new mechanic allowing gamers to establish entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. This Gameplay Walkthrough is just one of the millions of possibilities that players will experience in Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

And here’s the description for Shadow of War:

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open-world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War releases on August 22 in North America and August 25 in Europe for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can learn about the post-launch DLC and special editions over here.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]