LOTR Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on PS4, Xbox One

By Daniel Chubb - Dec 14, 2013

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was given a 2014 release window without an exact date and will launch on next-gen PS4 and Xbox One. Set in the Lord of the Rings universe, fans will have hope that developers can create an open world worthy of their money and utilizing the power of Xbox One, PS4 and high-end PCs.

We spent over 1,000 hours playing Skyrim, but if Monolith Productions could produce a game anywhere near Skyrim’s quality set in the LOTR universe, then this could be one of the most exciting games to launch in some time.

It would certainly stand a chance of being the best Lord of the Rings game to date, and we know fans that still play Battle for Middle Earth on the Xbox 360.

You can count on the Hobbit movie helping this game sell when it sees a release date in 2014, although the story will fill a gap between events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

While we are most excited about seeing what’s possible on PS4 and Xbox One with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, it should be noted that the game will also launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC as well but not Wii U.

The game will see you play as ranger Talion after he’s revived from a death at the hand of Sauron’s armies. The ranger will return with wraith-like abilities and begins his quest to take revenge in Mordor before it becomes a wasteland, as you’ve seen within the LOTR trilogy.

What would you like to see from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor? Would you like to see a true open world experience, and if so do you have ideas already?

We will share Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor artwork, trailers and more as the news arrives. For now, share a comment below with your hopes for this upcoming game.

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  • Danie

    The two things I did not enjoy about war in the north was the story was too short and you could not create your own character. I understand that you have to play as talion however it would be good if you could change talion’s race and physical appearance. I hope the story/world has enough in it to keep us going for a few hundred hours. Also I would like to see some multiplayer. Coop in an open world lotr game would be insane. If you could invite your friend/friends into your world where they play as their own talion at their own level similar to borderlands almost. Multiplayer could be pvp as well. id like to see a pvp where you play as another character which you create for multiplayer, a good one or an evil one depending on which team you get placed in then have a battle containing a good number of bots (50+ each side) which are easier to kill than a player but then you have say 8/12/16 players on each side as well. I know its a bit out there but that would be the ultimate lotr game for me.

  • bob

    i hope to see alot of enemies like return of the king at the southern gate, there was bare orcs.. the campaign needs to be long since the recent games have not been.. use return of the king as a template? have some big battles with an army of men against the orcs.

  • bagi

    this game well be a stealth action and parkor ?

  • Tony

    I didn’t like war in the north, so really hoping they do a better job with
    Shadow of Mordor on Xbox One. And YES, I still play Battle for Middle Earth on my Xbox 360.

    • Sue

      Same here, Battle for Middle Earth is amazing. Shame they stopped you being able to play online, but then the game is well over 6 years old.

  • Rick

    I loved playing Skyrim and have put 400+ hours into that game on PS3. I prefer LOTR, so just thinking about an really good open world PS4 Lord of the Rings game really gets me excited.