Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Releasing Earlier

Warner Bros just sent out a press release stating that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been brought forward a week, and is now set for release on September 30th in North America for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, while PC/Steam will get a worldwide release on October 2nd. Europe will get everything on October 3rd.

According to the press release, this was “based on hearing fans’ excitement over the latest chronicle in Middle-earth”. In truth, I believe this was in response to the incredibly crowded release schedule in October (which we pointed out in this article by our Rosh): Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was previously set to release on the same day as Driveclub, Alien: Isolation and Dragon Age: Inquisition, which was absolute madness.


Now Dragon Age: Inquisition has been delayed to November 18(21 for Europe), and Middle-earth will release earlier, so there’s a little more breathing room in October. Monolith‘s prequel game to The Lord of the Rings will let you play as Talion, a human Ranger which gets united with a Wraith on the night of Sauron’s return to Middle-earth; one of the most interesting features of the game is the Nemesis system, with the promise of creating truly dynamic and meaningful enemies for our hero.


We should learn more about the game later today – a panel will be hosted at San Diego Comic Con, 12.30PM local time, Room 8; we’ll also bring you our own impressions in a few weeks, as we already have a Gamescom appointment to check Shadow of Mordor. Stay tuned!

Alessio PalumboBy Alessio Palumbo (1097 Posts)

Gaming writer since ages, now Founder and Editor in Chief of Worlds Factory. Clan Leader/Guild Master of La Legione del Drago, clan/guild of heroes jumping from a virtual world to another for the most epic (?) adventures ever seen.

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  • Craig Martin

    Good good, Monolith Has been a great developer since last gen launched. They are hugely underrated. So many amazing games coming out in a 3 month span. I have 2 games paid for already(destiny, the last of us) and the third will hands down be this game

  • GotNews4Ya

    YES BEST NEWS YET.. I was so disappointed by the fact that Dragon Age got delayed… so this being pushed up is awesome.. as long as it holds replay ability as much as they been claiming it does.

    Woot woot.


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