Subtitled ‘Shadow of War’ it continues the revenge story of Talion and the redemption of the wraith bound to him, elf Lord Celebrimbor.
The games announcement trailer focuses on the story and highlights some of the changes that will be introduced.
In their press release, Monolith outlined the following;
In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth.
The open-world RPG is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.
It sounds amazing and the trailer is suitably epic; unfortunately it contains no gameplay footage. The trailer does say that there is a gameplay preview coming March 8th.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War will be available to buy on August 22nd.