Through official game forum, WB Games and Monolith announce the delay of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and now the game will be launched on October 10, 2017. According to the studio they need more time to work on this adventure that promises to be extensive and very complex.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will now launch October 10, 2017
“Middle-Earth: Shadow of War expands gameplay in all directions, including the massive open world, RPG history, RPG systems, and personal player stories of the Nemesis System. Like Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monolith is committed to delivering the highest quality experience. To do this, we’ve made the difficult decision to run our release date to make sure Middle-Earth: Shadow of War meets that promise.
We understand that it may be disappointing to have to wait a bit longer for the release, and we are sorry for the delay, but we are working hard to make an incredible game. We will love to show more at E3. “
On the other hand, a few days ago they presented a video of no less than 90 minutes of gameplay, showing an assault on one of the stronghold, highlighting the scale that is intended for this promising title. Note that the game is still in alpha version, so some of the elements still appear without finishing, but you can have a good idea of how their mechanics will work.
“In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players will wield a new Ring of Power and face the deadliest enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The title of action and adventure in the open world is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust enhancement and customization of the first game is applied to the entire world where environments and characters are modified by the player’s actions and decisions, creating a unique and personal world. “
The updated Nemesis System adds a new feature called “Followers”, which are characters that will add completely new stories of loyalty, revenge and betrayal. The Nemesis System of the first game allowed to remind the enemies every encounter with the player. Also, enemies have different personalities.
With an earlier date for August 22, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will launch on October 10 on PC (Steam and Windows 10), Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. Microsoft also said that the title will be Available for Project Scorpio. Microsoft confirmed that Shadow of War will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title for Xbox One and Windows, so progress will be saved on both platforms and buying the game on one of them is now automatically available on both platforms.