Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Release Pushed Up a Week
Monolith Productions has announced a date change for the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. But where we’ve been getting recent reports of launch dates being pushed back, this game in instead moving up, seeing its release now in September instead of October. Shadow of Mordor will be getting an extra week, as the studio has changed the date from October 7 up to September 30.
Among other things, this means freeing up the month of October just a little bit more, as it recently saw Dragon Age: Inquisition depart for a November release, while Battlefield: Hardline is now due out next year. It may also prove to Shadow of Mordor’s benefit, as it was originally due to release the same day as Inquisition; and the weeks in between will likely give some more breathing room to two relatively similar themed RPGs.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is based loosely on Tolkien’s mythology, following single player Talion as he explores titular Mordor after Sauron’s return and before events of the War of the Ring. Among other features, the game has a new Nemesis feature that enhances the AI of enemies and allows them to adapt to combat situations. It will be out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC Sep 30.