Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s storyline is respectful of Tolkien’s lore, says Monolith

Saturday, 12 July 2014 20:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor writer and director Christian Antamessa has said the storyline in the game bridges the gap between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings while still remaining true to the foundation set by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Antamessa said while creating the game, the team at Monolith Productions were adamant regarding being “respectful of [Tolkien’s] ideas, while incorporating ours.”

Also in the video, you’ll note Golem plays a role, and during a panel at San Diego Comic Con at the end of the month, the team plans to reveal new story elements regarding the character’s role in the upcoming action game.

The video posted below also features Troy Baker who lends his voice to the main character, Talion.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is currently available for pre-order and will be on sale worldwide October 7 for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.