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Monolith reveals the locations we'll explore in 'Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor'

Later this year, Warner Bros. Interactive along with developer Monolith, renowned developer of the Fear franchise, will take PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 gamers on an epic journey in Middle-earth with the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. We recently were given the opportunity to talk with Monolith’s Director of Design, Michael de Plater, who has shared all-new details on some of the locations that players with explore.

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IanVanCheese1660d ago

Stab in the dark here...Mordor?

RuleNumber51660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

Just spit-balling, but wouldn't it be cool to see all of middle-earth done in an open-world game. Still waiting for that, even though it would probably be expansive, like Witcher 3 expansive.

creeping judas1660d ago

I was thinking the same thing CG!!

Simco8761660d ago

Not an online game though, something like Skyrim but set in Middle Earth. MMOs eat up too much time.

midnight_231660d ago

Lotro had its glory days. Man I miss that game. Seriously though, middle earth needs more video game attention. It's more than ripe for ideas and deep lore-filled games. I dream of getting to play a rich open world middle earth sandbox game one day made by a worthy developer. Can't wait for shadow or mordor

hay1660d ago

Mordor and deep Mordor...

MysticStrummer1660d ago

All games must have a sewer level, so there's one location.

WeAreLegion1660d ago

You mean "Monolith, renowned developer of one really good FEAR game and two pretty crappy ones,"?

levian1660d ago

Not sure, but is Monolith the same as Monolith Soft, or is that a branch of Monolith? Because looking up Monolith Soft's developed games, they have an impressive history, if shorter than some others.

Xenoblade Chronicles, X (upcoming sequel to Xenoblade), Smash Bros Brawl, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Pikmen 3, Zelda: A link between worlds, and Animal Crossing New Leaf.

WeAreLegion1660d ago

They're a different company. Monolith Soft has a very promising future. Xenoblade Chronicles was incredible! Easily one of the best JRPGs of last generation.

levian1660d ago

Oh, looking at Monolith's game's list is... Less impressive. I don't really see any game's I've heard much about aside from FEAR...

Well, Shadow's of Mordor looks promising, let's hope that it's a bit of a step up from the rest. Knowing their history now though, I think I may wait for post-release reviews and watch some actual gameplay before buying.

And totally agree with Xenoblade! The sequel X is literally the single reason I bought a Wii U near launch and have held it this entire time, despite only owning one game for it.

shmeedy246851660d ago

Really looking forward to this game, looks great!

Skate-AK1660d ago

Want to see some more of this game. I would also like a LOTR RPG. I had one for PS2 that was pretty fun.