A new trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War has recently been released by Warner Bros. The trailer shows off a new DLC character that pays tribute to a developer for the company who passed away last year. Michael “4G” Forgey, the executive producer for Shadow of Mordor who has also done work on the first two Gears of War entries, Fable, as well as Conker passed away last year after a battle with a rare form of cancer.
Forgey is being honored by the developer Monolith for his contribution to the series with the brand new DLC character in Shadow of War named Forthog Orcslayer. He is simply described as an “unstoppable warrior who saves Mordor’s mightiest heroes at their moment of greatest need.
“Monolith said in a statement:”We lost Mike to cancer during the development of Shadow of War, and we want to remember and honor him with a little bit of immortality in Mordor. The legendary Forthog Orcslayer is our way to continue having Mike leap into battle and save us when we’re down.” Also WB Games will donate $3.50 from every purchase of Forthog Orcslayer from now up until the very end of 2019.
The Forgey family had started a YouCaring page where they raised over $130,000 to help cover his medical bills and to ensure his children’s future. Shadow of War will release on October 10 for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There will also be a Shadow of War Xbox One S bundle that will launch alongside the game as well.