Developer Monolith Productions and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has just released a six-second gameplay teaser of the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The footage revealed that the sequel might introduce flying mounts in addition to the action-adventure game.
Since the video contains only a few seconds, more footage will be released on March 8, 2017. On the said date, a full gameplay reveal would come out and it will confirm whether Talion, the protagonist of the game, would be able to fly with the new mounts.
One second into the video, it can be seen that the main character is riding a drake while breathing fire. It could mean that the drake would be one of the possible flying mounts in the game. However, fans cannot rule out that what the video showed could just be a cut-scene from one of the moments in the game.
Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. Interactive previously released another footage before the six-second video. The first was released as an announcement trailer that showed more cinematic than actual gameplay.
Shadow of War Trailer Confirms the Return of Talion & Celebrimbor
The announcement trailer confirmed that the sequel would continue from the ending of the first game. It would follow the campaign story of Gondor Ranger Talion with his Elven companion, Celebrimbor, in his fight against Dark Lord Sauron.
In addition to the return of Talion and Celebrimbor, the newly forged Ring of Power would accompany them in their battles. Developers plan on maintaining and improving the Nemesis System by including other elements into it such as loyalty, betrayal, and revenge.
Shadow of War Retains Nemesis System
The Nemesis System strengthens enemies that successfully defeat Talion. Instead of reviving from the previous checkpoint and repeating the battle, the main character has to face the same enemy who remembers their last encounter and its victory against Talion.
Talion would also have Wraith powers that would assist him in fighting enemies. It allows him to fall from great heights and surviving, and it makes him turn invisible at will. Since a war would come in the sequel, the protagonist has to build his army on his own by influencing others with his own power.
According to the announcement trailer, the sequel to the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor would come out on Aug. 22, 2017. Developers plan on releasing the said game for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and the unreleased Project Scorpio.