Do you remember people had been wondering about the address http://SHADOWOFMORDOR.COM? Well, guess what? Warner has indeed a game in mind, but it’s not our beloved Lotro. Instead it’s a prequel to Lotro! I just found this:
Warner Bros has announced Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, a game set before the events of Lord of the Rings, which will launch on the next-gen consoles as well as the current lineup.
Its exact spot in the Tolkien-verse’s timeline (is Tolkien-verse a thing?) is between the events of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Shadow of Mordor follows the story of Talion, a lone ranger wandering about in Mordor.
This is Mordor before it was a fiery deathtrap with a gigantic eye hovering over the top, you understand. One does not simply walk into *that* Mordor.
So, what do you think? I have to be honest. I like Tolkien’s world. I like the hobbit as wel as Lotr, but I don’t know if I’d like a game that’s based on Tolkien’s world, but not written by Tolkien. I think I’ll simply keep an eye on things…..
- Warner announces next-gen Lord of the Rings prequel (wired.co.uk)
- Game Informer Announcement article
- Game Informer Hub: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor