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Inside the Story of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Andy Salisbury's Avatar Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 // Community Manager, Monolith Productions

From the very beginning, all of us here at Monolith Productions knew we had to go to great lengths to make Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on PS4 and PS3 as authentic as possible. From the landscape, to the weapons, to the inhabitants, to the architecture — everything required extreme attention to detail, and our main story was no exception.

To make the story of Talion and the mysterious Wraith he’s connected to a reality, we worked with Lead Designer and Writer Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption). And to bring our Ranger of The Black Gate to life, we could think of none better than the esteemed Troy Baker (The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City). Together, we’re shaping this new tale set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Check out our latest trailer above, which shows a glimpse of what it was like on set, and look closely for the first glimpse of a beloved Middle-earth character, and a few new faces.

Both Troy and Christian had a tremendous impact on Shadow of Mordor, and we can’t wait to share it with the world. Be sure to keep your eyes here on PlayStation.Blog for more updates.

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+ cubbielovr on July 11th, 2014 at 6:12 am said:

Already pre-ordered and paid for in full. Very excited about this one!


+ wBENDERw on July 11th, 2014 at 6:31 am said:



+ Drew_Croft on July 11th, 2014 at 6:37 am said:

Any chance that this might get a Collector’s Edition still? I want one for this game so bad.


+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on July 11th, 2014 at 7:16 am said:

This game looks amazing..and soon i will find out if the gameplay is just as amazing..when GAMEFLY delivers it to


+ CaruthK on July 11th, 2014 at 7:24 am said:

I might get this only because Troy Baker is in it. Second Son was good.


+ Blacq_Soul on July 11th, 2014 at 7:26 am said:

I want this game! take my money monolith


+ italodancemp3 on July 11th, 2014 at 8:01 am said:

No Vita No Buy


+ SureBigBuster on July 11th, 2014 at 8:42 am said:

Can’t waaaaait!!


+ BushidoCL on July 11th, 2014 at 8:51 am said:



+ NoGodsOnlyMan on July 11th, 2014 at 8:58 am said:

if it only was available now, the summer drought is for real!

day one for me


+ jason_redemption on July 11th, 2014 at 9:23 am said:

Day one for me. I love everything I’ve seen so far. :)


+ Welmosca on July 11th, 2014 at 9:54 am said:

Oh no way,Troy Baker is the voice of the protagonist….ha awesome,also looks like Troy is embracing Delsin’s visual lol.

Anyway this game had my interest since the 1st video released and now its a must-buy…good job making the only good Lord of Rings game in years.Last one I remember was on PS2.


+ SeanStrange on July 11th, 2014 at 12:54 pm said:

Not a big fan of Lord of the Rings, but this game looks outstanding. Really need to pick this up on release.


+ Geo_Front on July 11th, 2014 at 3:00 pm said:

Do Troy Baker and Nolan North have to voice EVERYTHING? I feel like its just developers making safe casting choices instead of taking risk with new, fresher talent.


+ BBurhans13 on July 11th, 2014 at 5:26 pm said:

Really excited for this, I hope it does well so we can see more LOTR games. is there a Collector’s Edition though? It’d be cool to get a figure of Talion or something.


+ Remmy8199 on July 12th, 2014 at 1:22 am said:

I truly hope this doesn’t suck. I’ve been a LOTR fan long before the movies even came out, but I have yet to play a decent game of it. I’m gonna have to keep my hype level to a minimum for this one, but I’ve definitely got my eye on it.


+ Tinye310 on July 12th, 2014 at 9:35 pm said:

Dang I’m super excited for this! October.. November.. and I’m sure December are going to be some insane gaming months. Better start saving!


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+ SUBTEGRAL on July 15th, 2014 at 5:02 pm said:

Shadow of MoreDoor. anyway, looks like it might be pretty sweet.

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