Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor, one of the generation’s biggest surprise packets, seems set to get a sequel.
Monolith Productions’ action-RPG gem, which garnered widespread critical acclaim and was a surprise commercial success for its publisher Warner Bros., appeared destined to grow into a blockbuster franchise.
Two years after release, however, and we haven’t heard anything from either publisher nor developer. It took a retailer’s accidental online listing to oust the sequel.
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War was momentarily listed on the Target US website before being promptly removed.
The listing included box-art, and a “Gold Edition” priced at $99.99.
Industry insider Wario64 posted screenshots of the listing before it was removed, and included a search result that included both Shadow of Mordor and Shadow Of War.
It says the game is slated for an August 22 release on Xbox One and PlayStation, suggesting a reveal could be around the corner.
The Gold Edition listing said the game comes with four expansions as well as a collectible gold war chest.
The two expansions were listed as “Slaughter Tribe” and “Outlaw Tribe”, both of which promise “a new Orc tribe featuring new enemies, followers, missions, abilities, weapons, Fortress and wilderness updates and a Mythic Gear Set”.
They will act as Nemesis expansion, suggesting the game will evolve the already-fantastic gameplay system from the original that to this day remains unique to the original entry.
The other two expansions are called “Blade of Galadriel” and “The Desolation of Mordor”, both of which will be story expansion.
This may just force a reveal in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!