Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment shared new details today on their upcoming mobile spin-off of the highly-anticipated Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, as well as a new trailer that shows off some of the game’s familiar faces and gameplay, including a quick nod to the shape-shifting Shelob reveal from earlier this week.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War mobile is a free-to-play action RPG, due for release this fall on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices. The mobile game continues Talion’s journey through Mordor, and features many familiar characters from the Lord of the Rings universe, including Celebrimbor, Eltariel, Gimli, Boromir and more.
According to the press release, “In Middle-earth: Shadow of War mobile, fans return to Mordor to take part in real-time battles against powerful Orc enemies while gathering Middle-earth’s greatest champions to fight alongside Talion. Each character can be upgraded to bring a special set of skills and powered-up attacks into battle. Middle-earth: Shadow of War mobile also introduces the award-winning Nemesis System to mobile devices for the first time, giving players the chance to build their own Orc army and create countless personal game experiences in the process.”
Pre-registration is open for the upcoming title, and will include special content for those who do. Players who pre-register for Apple devices will receive an exclusive character bundle featuring Ratbag and an Orc starter army, while fans who pre-register for Android devices will receive a version of Shelob in her fair form character, who will be playable for the first time on any platform. All content will be available at launch.
You can pre-register now for the Shadow of War mobile game at shadowofwar.com/mobile. The main console release of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is scheduled for October 10, 2017.