Pre-order Shadow of Mordor on PS4 to face Sauron’s mightiest champions

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:50 GMT

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will have PlayStation exclusive missions featuring some of Sauron’s toughest warriors.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor pre-orders on all platforms net the Dark Ranger character skin and Test of Power Challenge mode, but on PS4 there’s an additional bonus.

Slap your cash down early to receive the PlayStation Legion Edition missions, featuring “some of the greatest champions of the Dark Lord’s legions”.

“In these exclusive missions, you’ll go head-to-head with the deadly Blood Hunters, and the fearsome Flesh Burners, two of the most savage Warbands in all of Mordor (and two groups of hunters determined to personally bring your head to Sauron),” a post on the PlayStation Blog announced.

“The Blood Hunters are master assassins, dispatched at high value targets of the Dark Lord. They travel in packs, and can smell your blood on the air. Hide from them if you choose, but they will find you. Should you eliminate them you’ll earn the Stinging Blade Rune to aid in your fight against the mighty Uruk hordes of Mordor.

“The Flesh Burners are a band of elite archers that enjoy nothing more than to hear the screams of their victims as they writhe in pain over an open fire. They’re masters of the crossbow, firing innumerable flaming arrows at their foes. Should you be able to take them down, you’ll gain The Black Arrow Rune.”

Admire these enemies in the trailer below.

I’m pretty sure that’s Claudia Black’s voice over in the trailer, by the way. Let’s just take a moment to appreciate what a nuanced and talented actor she is.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is due on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in late September, with the PC version coming in early October.

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