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During the weekend Target had mistakenly posted a product page on their website for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, an as-yet unannounced sequel to 2014's fantastic Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Today the title has been confirmed, Middle-earth: Shadow of War launch is set for August 22nd for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PC, on both Steam and the Windows Store as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. The cinematic trailer above will be followed by actual gameplay preview next March 8th.
Shadow of War is set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Developed by Monolith Productions, Middle-earth: Shadow of War features an original story with the return of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron.
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With the Game Developers Conference kicking off shortly, we'll be hearing more about Middle-earth: Shadow of War soon. The first game was awesome and we've been waiting for a sequel ever since.