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Submitted by The_Ozymandias 311d ago | news

The Next Lord of the Rings Game Is A Brand New Open-World, Action Prequel

The next Lord of the Rings game is called Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and it's an open-world action game set between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Shadow of Mordor, developed by the folks at Monolith (Guardians of Middle-Earth), will be out for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4. Warner Bros. announced the game in a Game Informer cover reveal today, and the January edition of the magazine will have more details about the game. Hit the jump for the full rundown. (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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christrules0041  +   311d ago
An open world Lord of the Rings game. I'm so hoping this turns out great. Just curious though. What events in an open world Lord of the Rings game can you put into it? There is nothing that comes to my mind.
Freak of Nature  +   311d ago
The Middle Earth universe encapsulates hundreds, in fact thousands of years of story, the Hobbit and the LotR were just a piece of the ice berg....

I hope to see the depth of demon souls/Dark souls, and the animation and look of the early looks of the up coming Deep down game. Perhaps a bit of Skyrim and the Witcher 2 and 3 will be good sources of what direction a game such as this can go in...

Open world LotR game and Middle-Earth to explore has a nice ring to it, the "potential" is there. I hope they nail it...
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christrules0041  +   310d ago
Yup. I'm not thinking about a solid storyline because there is a solid basis for that. I'm thinking in open world games you see random events. For example in far cry 3 you see the 2 factions fighting each other. You see dogs chasimg deer or pigs. Tigers pouncing on people and killing them. You see the Vaas faction(the red dudes) who has some of your wariors captive. You can choose to watch them, pass by them or even join into the action.

I'm just curious what random encounters could they make in a Lord of the Rings game?
Mr_cheese  +   311d ago
Is it going to be the entire map from the films! This has potential to be incredible, so many races, so many stories, so much to explore!!!
The_Ozymandias  +   311d ago
Really, I think this is one of the most potentially-fruitful untapped franchises.
dreamoner  +   311d ago
There were only 3 good LotR game; Battle for Middle Earth 1-2 was good and the Return of the King game was somewhat good then nothing. For LotR to shine again in gaming, they should do a game like Skyrim/Withcer 2 or maybe one like dragon age 1.
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mafiahajeri  +   310d ago
War in the north was good, conquest wasn't that bad especially the multiplayer. The battle for middle earth games were freaking epic! So no most of the game have been enjoyable minus aragorns quest.
Roccetarius  +   311d ago
Oh joy, it's another prequel with ''good'' intentions i'm sure. Seems like they're becoming the norm these days.
mafiahajeri  +   310d ago
It's a prequel to the lore their making their own story, don't see a problem in that. It's not like they are straying away from a certain story line it's something new all on its own. It's I between the events of the hobbit and lotr.

All I hope for is Maybe a cameo here and there considering the game is Based in Mordor that may be doubtful.
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Despair666  +   311d ago
Please dont screw this up
Revolt13  +   311d ago
Make it like Dragons Dogma :)
TomahawkX  +   311d ago
Just make it like Dark Souls with 4-8 player co-op done and done.
mafiahajeri  +   310d ago
This is crazy! A couple days ago I was looking up news of a next gen lotr game and then bang! One is announced, I love lotr I even really enjoyed war in the north. Only thing that's got me worried is it being on current gen too, leave them behind focus on next gen! The trailers got me excited its monoliths time to shine. And like they said this is the most important project in their history can wait!

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