Another day and yet another vicious Orc tribe joins the many eccentric factions that have been thus far revealed by Warner Bros. Interactive. The latest video puts a spotlight on the Mystic tribe, a faction of Orcs who specialise in dark magic, rituals and incantations that date back thousands of years. 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.
While the Mystic tribe’s warriors are as capable as Orcs of other tribes, all of Mordor fear the curses and spells that the Mystic tribe can invoke, who call upon their black magic of the Dark Lord to torment their enemies.
As diehard fans of Tolkien continue to worry about the legitimacy of Shadow of War’s place in the Middle-earth narrative I have to commend the team at Warner Bros. Interactive who have explored the depth of the Orcs in this series and with the Mystic Tribe we see this come through to its fullest potential.
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.
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