If you were expecting to play Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor next month, then I hope you were planning to pick it up for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC. The previous generation builds on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have been pushed back nearly two months to Nov. 18.
Warner Bros. Interactive has stated that these versions need “more time in development,” and that the next-gen builds scheduled for release on Sept. 30 have not been affected.
F.E.A.R. developer Monolith Productions, not Monolith Soft, is behind development of this third person action game. Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor clearly takes a few pages from the likes of Batman: Arkham and The Elder Scrolls, but it has a bit of hype behind it thanks to the Nemesis system which allows orcs to grow and act behind the scenes.
Those who survive encounters with you will come back stronger than before looking for revenge, or they will pledge loyalty and cause chaos within the ranks of Sauron’ army.
I wouldn’t call Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor a must play of 2014 just yet, but it has the makings of a solid sleeper hit. Check it out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 30th, or wait a little while longer for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions on Nov. 18.