'Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor' Game Of The Year Edition Announced For May, Includes All Previously Released DLC
Much like how you can expect that there will be an extended edition of the six Peter Jackson Tolkien films, so too can you expect a Game of the Year edition for practically any AAA title. As if on cue, Warner Bros and Monolith have announced that the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY will launch this May.
The game will launch exclusively on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on May 5 for $49.99 and yes, it will include ALL PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE DLC. It's like why even bother at this point? Just take the release date, add six months and voila - not only will the game be rereleased bug free, but it will also include all additional content released up to that point.
Now, do not mistake me, I love DLC. I love being able to continue the adventure of a game for months, if not years, after its initial release. It keeps developers and designers and business and can, over the course of a game's lifetime, radically alter the product and usually improve upon it. It is just that the standard lifecycle has made us all cynical; why pay piecemeal now, when we can get a better experience later, and for cheaper?
Oh, you had a pre-order "exclusive" bonus of the Dark Ranger character skin and the Test of Power? I'll take that in six months, too.
Here's what you get:
Story Packs: The Lord of The Hunt and The Bright Lord
Skins: The Dark Ranger, Captain of the Watch, Lord of the Hunt, The Bright Lord, Power of Shadow and Lithariel Skins
Runes: Hidden Blade, Deadly Archer, Flame of Anor, Rising Storm, Orc Slayer, Defiant to the End, Elven Grace, Ascendant, One with Nature
Missions: Guardians of the Flaming Eye, The Berserks and The Skull Crushers Warband Missions
Challenge Modes: Test of Power, Test of Speed, Test of Wisdom, Endless Challenge, Test of the Wild, Test of the Ring, Test of Defiance Challenge Modes
Additional Features: Photo Mode
See you in Middle Earth in two weeks.