Thursday, 22 May 2014

VIDEO GAME NEWS: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor "Make Them Your Own Trailer plus game talent - Warner Brothers Interactive

Hail Mighty Readers and Followers of the Calloused Thumbs,
Our friends at Warner Brothers Interactive have sent us the latest Trailer "Make Them Your Own" for the forthcoming Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

The title will be released on the 7th October 2014 for the following formats:
Xbox 360
Xbox One

In other news:
"WBIE announced the acclaimed game talent and musical composer behind Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Bringing to life an original story written by Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption) in the expansive Middle-earth universe set between the events of The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the Rings™ are many of gaming’s best actors, led by Troy Baker and Nolan North.

Joining them is acclaimed video game musical composer Garry Schyman with an original score that sets the tone for this next saga in Mordor. Lending his talent to some of the most celebrated musical compositions in gaming, Schyman is responsible for the soundtrack behind BioShock Infinite, earning him the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television award for Best Original Music as well as the D.I.C.E. award for “Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition” from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

The game talent cast in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor includes:

•   Troy Baker - Talion (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Origins, BioShock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City)
•   Nolan North – Black Hand (Uncharted series, Batman: Arkham Origins)
•   Alastair Duncan - Wraith (Mass Effect series, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception)
•   Laura Bailey – Ioreth (Halo 4, Batman: Arkham Origins, The Last of Us)
•   Liam O’Brien – Gollum (Infamous: Second Son, Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us)"


Also remember that fans who pre-order  Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will get access at the game’s launch to  The Dark Ranger exclusive bonus pack. Available at all participating retailers, the pack will provide exclusive content and challenges for players including:  
  • Dark Ranger Character Skin
    • Begin your own quest for vengeance with a new Dark Ranger character skin that embodies Talion's darker side
  • "Test of Power" Challenge Mode
  • Face Sauron's Captains and defeat them to earn powerful Runes and gain a head start in the game
  • Test your speed, skill and strategy and measure yourself against your friends on the leaderboards 
  • Access to Exclusive Leaderboards for "Test of Power" Challenge Mode
    • Test your speed, skill and strategy and measure yourself against your friends on the leaderboards in this challenge mode

    Hopefully this will have whetted your appetite so remember to keep your blades sharp and your wits sharper.

    Gareth and Lady Eleanor

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