Walk Into Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor: Everything You Need To Know In A New Extended Supercut Trailer [VIDEO]

By Steve Buja , Updated Sep 25, 2014 11:17 AM EDT

The release of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is nigh upon us. To get you up to speed on everything you need to know about the game, Monolith has released what is essentially the 'extended edition' supercut of all the game's trailers. No need to search Youtube any longer; everything is right here in one nice, neat package.

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Need a refresher on how the Nemesis system, the all new AI program that could change up how enemy units act in future releases? It's here. Want a look at some of the old and new faces you'll be meeting? It has that, too. I am a certified Tolkien nerd, so I love delving into the minutiae of everything we've seen thus far. Everything has looked top notch and we here at GameNGuide hope that the reality lives up to expectations.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor bridges the gap between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which in the books is a period of roughly 65 years. Sauron is once again attempting to make his way back into the world, after being run out of Gul Duldur by Gandalf during the Grey Wizard's side quest during The Hobbit. The Rangers guard the Black Gate, the entrance to Mordor (where the final battle in Return of the King took place). During a raid, our hero Talion, along with all of his loved ones, are killed, but the ranger is resurrected by a mysterious Elven spirit who later turns out to be Celebrimbor, who forged several of the great rings of power.

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Now carrying for two, Talion sets out to stop Sauron's return (though, obviously not for long) and to do so, he builds himself an army worthy of Mordor. The system of commanding the enemy orcs is one that gets us excited. No longer do we have to be a single man on a mission; we can be a general.

Shadow of Mordor hits PC, Xbox One and PS4 in North America next week on September 30. The last-gen versions will drop in November. Watch the supecut trailer below.

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