Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

This week Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions have been showcasing their new action game Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor at Gamescon in Cologne, Germany.  Today they have shared screenshots and announced achievements for the adventure. 

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Shadow of Mordor, set to release September 30th, is a single player action game set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings.  Players traverse the world of Middle Earth as Talion, a ranger with a tragic story, who is reincarnated by a mysterious revenge seeking spirit.  As the game progresses players discover more about their character and the spirit that compels him on his quest. 

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor promises to utilize its Nemesis System to create an exciting next generation game world that adapts enemies to the actions and decisions of the player whom they are battling.  This adaptive world of Middle-Earth will contain enemies that utilize their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses to shape their player encounters. Each enemy encounter affects the eventual archenemies who are created uniquely for every play-through. This type of structure promises epic replay value for the game. 

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The latest achievement list announced today is as follows:

  • A Graug’s Heel (10 GP): Capitalize on a Warchief’s fear

  • A Mighty Doom (10 GP): Acquire a level 25 rune

  • A New Master (15 GP): Brand a Captain while in combat

  • And it Burns, Burns, Burns (15 GP): Use the detonate ability to burn 50 Uruks

  • Bearer of the Shining Lamp (20 GP): Collect 100 percent of the Ithildin

  • Black Celebration (15 GP): Poison a captain at his own feast

  • Burning Vengeance (15 GP): Perform an execution on a flaming berserker

  • Crowned with Living Light (10 GP): Collect 50 percent of the Ithildin

  • Divide and Conquer (15 GP): Eliminate the bodyguards of two Warchiefs, then draw them out and kill them

  • Fire of Justice (30 GP): Complete all Urfael Legend Missions

  • Fly you fools! (10 GP): Make 20 Uruks flee by dropping Morgai Fly nests

  • Height of Despair (10 GP): Use Strike From Above while at least 60 feet above the target

  • Iron of Death (10 GP): Issue a Death Threat, and then successfully kill the target

  • Jaws of Death (10 GP): Attract caragors with bait five times.

  • Legend of Shadow (10 GP): Complete a Dagger Mission and begin growing the legend of Acharn

  • Legend of Vengeance (15 GP): Complete a Sword Mission and begin growing the legend of Urfael

  • Legend of the Maker (10 GP): Complete a Bow Mission and begin growing the legend of Azkâr

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  • Liberator (30 GP): Complete all Outcast Rescue Missions

  • Lord and Master (10 GP): Brand all five Warchiefs

  • Master of the Wilds (20 GP): Complete all Hunting Challenges

  • Memories of Eregion (20 GP): Activate all Forge Towers

  • No Power in Numbers (10 GP): Help a Captain survive a Recruitment Power Struggle, and then kill him and all his new recruits

  • Paid in Blood (20 GP): Unlock four Dagger Rune slots

  • Paths of the Dead (20 GP): Collect 25 percent of the Artifacts

  • Power Vacuum (10 GP): Kill all five Warchiefs before any Uruk takes their place

  • Ranger of Ithilien (20 GP): Complete all Survivalist Challenges

  • Repaid in Blood (10 GP): Complete a Vendetta Mission

  • Rise and Fall (20 GP): After an Uruk kills Talion to become a Captain, help him become a Warchief, then kill him

  • Scout of the Morannon (20 GP): Successfully complete a Survivalist Challenge

  • Shadows of the Ancient Past (30 GP): Collect 100 percent of the Artifacts and listen to their memories

  • Stinking Rebels (20 GP): Brand five Bodyguards of a Warchief, turning them against him in combat

  • Strike True (20 GP): Unlock two Bow Rune slots

  • The Cold Light (20 GP): Unlock three Sword Rune slots

  • The Free Folk (15 GP): Complete an Outcast Rescue Mission

  • The Last Shadow (30 GP): Complete all Acharn Legend Missions

  • The Maker’s Bow (30 GP): Complete all Azkâr Legend Missions

  • The Spirit of Mordor (20 GP): Start a Riot by commanding a Warchief to attack another Warchief

  • The White Rider (15 GP): Liberate 30 slaves in 180 seconds while riding a caragor

  • Thrill of the Hunt (20 GP): Successfully complete four Hunting Challenges

  • Unleashed (10 GP): Free five caragors from cages

  • You Will Obey (20 GP): Make an Uruk yours

  • Playstation Exclusive:

  • Master of Mordor: Platinum trophy for unlocking all achievements

So Precious, mark your calendars; September 30th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. October 2, 2014 for PC, Steam, and prepare for an adventure. For the latest news, follow us on Twitter @APGNation.

Mary-Ellen Tolliver
Hello Nation! My Name is Mary-Ellen Tolliver; I am 26 years old and live in the great state of Texas. I have always enjoyed games, especially card games and board games. As a kid I did not have video games but I always enjoyed Oregon Trail and Chips Challenge (props to you if you know Chips Challenge!). Now that I am a “grown-up” I am slowly discovering the vast world of digital games and gaming. I have become especially fond of indie games and games with amazing soundtracks. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, exercising, learning new things, reading, and trying to figure out what amazing paths the future holds. I am looking forward to bringing a novice viewpoint to the APG Nation and learning more about games and gaming.

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