Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor will take inspiration from the books rather than the films

Many of the recent games that were set in Middle-Earth took inspiration from Peter Jackson’s interpretations of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit books. Who can blame them? Jackson’s films are beloved by critics and fans alike and he certainly did a great job of bring Middle-Earth to life. However, Monolith, the developers of the upcoming game Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor are opting to take their inspiration from the original books rather than from Peter Jackson.

Whilst speaking with Examiner, Michael de Plater, Direct of Design at Monolith, made it clear that the books were the number one source of inspiration. Plater said: We are directly inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings literature and in particular by exploring the connections between those stories.”

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New Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor trailer released

A brand new trailer for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor has been released and it looks great.

The trailer gives us more insight into the story and shows us exactly what Talion is fighting for in his quest for vengeance. The trailer makes it clear that this isn’t a game for kids and it looks like there’s some very mature themes going on here. As much as I loved Lego Lord of the Rings I think a darker Tolkien game will be great. Make the jump to check out the trailer.

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Why Lord Of The Rings Fans Should Be Excited For Shadow Of Mordor

In this article published by IGN, Luke Karmali writes about an interview he did with the design director for Shadows of Mordor, Michael de Plater. The article is packed with new info and details that make this sound like a Lord of the Rings game with a lot of potential. As a hardcore Tolkien fan, who becomes giddy whenever a new game centered around Tolkien’s Middle Earth is announced, I’m beginning to feel like this is a game I could get seriously hyped for.

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