Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to Shadow of Mordor, is now set to launch on October 10 in all territories apart from Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Those will have their own, yet to be anounced, release date.

Yes, We will no longer be able to avoid the hot August sun (or cold winter winds, depending on which side of the globe you’re on) by staying home and playing Shadow of War. Instead we’ll have to go out and meet people, or simply find something else to play.

You can blame developer Monolith for the delay, for wanting to deliver the “the highest quality experience” possible (those selfish bastards). The game expands on its predecessor’s gameplay in every way, from the massive open world and RPG systems, to the personal story crafted thanks to an improved¬†Nemesis System.

While this delay surely disappoints many fans of the original, Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be on hand at E3 2017, so if you’re one of the 15,000 people who bought a ticket to the convention, you’ll be able to see, and maybe even play, it there.

As for the rest of you – you can keep checking in for more news on Shadow of War We’ll probably have more to tell you around June 13.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 10.



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