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Following the announcement of Middle Earth: Shadow of War earlier in 2017, Microsoft debuted further footage of the game at E3.

The game’s greater focus on expanding both the open world and the nemesis system were spoken to. The Ranger was shown interacting with further characterful uruks, including a cockney olog (the charming Bruz) and a vengeful orc augmented with a metal prosthesis, both of whom were spiritually dominated to add to the protagonist’s army. Further interactions with both characters, as well as some extended combat sequences, demonstrated the game’s tailored combat animations and dialogue.

The demo concluded on a tease of another fortress assault, much like the conclusion of the game’s last showing.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War is launching on October 10th, 2017.