You had one job Target — to hold it in. You just couldn’t, could you?
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was a wildly popular Warner Bros. title, and I had great fun with it, namely due to its unique (and sometimes tedious) Nemesis system. Many fans have long awaited information on a sequel to the game, and today is that day. Well, not officially, but an overview of the game has been leaked.
If Target’s description was completely true, then we can expect the game to be released on August 22, retain the Nemesis system (hooray!), and also offer a Gold Edition. Props to Twitter user Wario64 for letting everyone know about this information!
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War dated August 22 at Target pic.twitter.com/ApZDrwfy7M
— Wario64 (@Wario64) February 26, 2017
Here is the description from the base game’s Target listing, before it got removed:
Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.
In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, nothing will be forgotten.
As for the Gold Edition, priced at $99.99, the item description went as such:
Gold Edition includes:
• Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
• Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
• The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
• The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion
• Gold War Chest
• Over $125 in total value
Nemesis Expansions include a new Orc Tribe featuring new enemies, followers, missions, abilities, weapons, Fortress and wilderness updates, and a Mythic Gear Set.
Story Expansions introduce a new campaign, playable character & abilities, side missions, enemies, allies & more.
Experience an epic open-world brought to life by the award-winning Nemesis System. Forge a new Ring of Power, conquer Fortresses in massive battles and dominate Mordor with your personal Orc army in Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Although this has gotten people cray cray in a good way, Target should probably stick to frocks and bumbershoots and leave game-announcing to the game’s actual publishers.