Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that due to “tremendous fan response”, they will be releasing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor a week ahead of schedule.
Shadow of Mordor was originally slated for a worldwide release on October 7. Americans can now expect the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of the game to hit shelves on the 30th of September, with the Windows PC and Steam editions hitting on October 2.
In Shadow of Mordor, you play as Talion. Talion and his family were mercilessly slain at the hands of Orcs, but he’s brought back to life by a mysterious entity in order to seek revenge. It sounds a bit like The Crow to us, only with Orcs and Elves instead of heavy metal and badly-applied eyeliner. It looks pretty good though so far, bucking the recent trend for games set in Tolkien’s ever-popular fantasy world to be, dare we say it, a little bit rubbish (Traveller’s Tales’s Lego games notwithstanding).
The rest of the world will have to wait until either the 2nd or 3rd of October, depending on the country they’re in, though this is still a good few days ahead of the previously stated release date.