Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor release date set for October

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 18:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor from Monolith Productions has been provided with a release date as well as information on pre-orders.

Pre-orders for the title include the Dark Ranger bonus pack containing a character skin and a Test of Power challenge mode. The latter is exclusive to pre-orders, and players will need to defeat Captains in Sauron’s army in order to secure a head start in the game and earn powerful Runes.

Those who order the game before released will also be able to show off how fast they can complete the challenge mode through the online leaderboards.

Here’s the full pre-order features list for clarification purposes:

Dark Ranger Character Skin: Begin your own quest for vengeance with a new Dark Ranger character skin that embodies Talion’s darker side.
Test of Power” Challenge Mode: Face Sauron’s Captains and defeat them to earn powerful Runes and gain a head start in the game.
Access to Exclusive Leaderboards for “Test of Power” Challenge Mode: Test your speed, skill and strategy and measure yourself against your friends on the leaderboards in this challenge mode.

There’s also a Palantir app, which is available on the Apple Story here will sync with the game assets and the final game, to “reveal additional layers of information, insights and fan-authored content, creating a unique second-screen experience.”

Enable Palantir’s sync mode while the trailer above plays to try it out.

A screenshot of the pre-order bonus is below, as well as a look at the box art. As usual, the cover artwork looks the same on all formats barring the logo, so there’s no need to be redundant.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor releases on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One worldwide on October 7.



  1. Dark

    Please be good.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Mike W

    I thought it said July 10th :(

    #2 9 months ago
  3. Edo

    Uh oh looks like we have another Watch Dogs situation here…..what the hell happened since this
    January “pre alpha code” walkthrough
    ….or….this is a PS3/Xbox 360 footagee…so many questions…

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Mike W


    Please don’t start that shit up with this, please….. :-|

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Edo

    @Mike W
    Ok…let me rephrase that:
    The trailer we just witnessed doesn’t look as good as the “pre alpha code” gameplay from January.
    Hmmkay,are we cool,you wont tell on me now?

    #5 9 months ago
  6. papizdano

    btw its july not october

    #6 9 months ago
  7. Edo

    It’s October,they confirmed it on their Facebook page.

    #7 9 months ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @papizdano What Edo said, and it was October 7 in the press release I was sent. I don’t know where a couple other sites got July.

    #8 9 months ago
  9. papizdano

    i wanted to believe…. :P

    #9 9 months ago
  10. Edo

    @Stephany Nunneley
    Probably because 10.7. in Europe means July 7 and in the US and A :) it means October 7.

    #10 9 months ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    @Edo That would make sense!

    #11 9 months ago
  12. salarta

    Oh boy, when I think meaningful preorder bonuses, I certainly think “arbitrary graphical alteration to appearance” and “gameplay mode that would have been freely available in all copies of the game before the era of DLC.”

    Also, I WAS looking forward to this, but after seeing the trailer, it looks too boring and generic. I think I’ll give it a pass, or maybe wait until it’s pretty cheap.

    #12 9 months ago

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