Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s Mystic Tribe Invoke Black Magic

September 19, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

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The Middle-earth: Shadow of War promotional cycle continues today with yet another trailer. This one shows off the Mystic tribe, a group of Orcs that specialize in the art of black magic. They use these abilities to “torment their enemies.”

Here’s how Warner Bros. describes the Mystic tribe:

Mystic tribe, a faction of Orcs who specialize in dark magic, rituals and incantations that date back thousands of years. In Shadow of War, Orcs now belong to tribes, which extend their influence stemming from the Overlords ruling the mighty fortresses throughout the open world, providing a rich ecosystem of missions, exploration and a dynamic Orc society with diverse Orc cultures, all brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System. While the Mystic tribe’s warriors are as capable as Orcs of other tribes, all of Mordor fear the curses and spells that the Mystic tribe can invoke, who call upon their black magic of the Dark Lord to torment their enemies.

Check out the latest Shadow of War trailer below:

For more on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, check out PlayStation LifeStyle’s E3 2017 preview. Here’s a snippet of what PlayStation LifeStyle Senior Editor Chandler Wood had to say about the game:

Despite my loss, I had a lot of fun with Shadow of War. Part of the engaging gameplay is in dealing with failure, ducking and weaving as the world changes, your enemies growing stronger, that growing feeling of vengeful rage as you watch a simple orc become the one that just won’t leave you alone. Middle-earth: Shadow of War seems to take on everything that made Shadow of Mordor our game of the year in 2014 and crank it up to levels that could very easily make it another game of the year contender in 2017.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is set to release October 10, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It’ll also support the PlayStation 4 Pro.