Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new video for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, showcasing the Marauder tribe, a faction of Orcs who specialise in pillaging and feasting on whatever they conquer, leaving only splinters and bones behind.
As we’ve learned in previous announcements in Shadow of War, Orcs now belong to tribes, which extend their influence stemming from the Overlords ruling the mighty fortresses throughout the open world, providing a rich ecosystem of missions, exploration and a dynamic Orc society with diverse Orc cultures, all brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System. For the Marauder tribe, battles are just a prelude to the real action—toasting the Dark Lord’s power over the sweet taste of grog.
Watching this latest trailer I have to admit I am taken slightly aback by the choice in music and style of the Marauders tribe. There seems to be something of a gangster feel to the whole trailer and my mind couldn’t help but hear the phrase ‘Straight Outta Mordor’. This trailer also reminded me of a small section of the fanbase that worries Shadow of War may be straying away from the source material a little too much and unfortunately, this trailer doesn’t help the situation. Many people may remember how audiences reacted to the Kanye West style trailer for Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One X, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro beginning 10th October 2017.