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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War coming to Android September 28

The mobile version of the upcoming action RPG will also include the acclaimed "Nemesis System" from the PC and console titles.

Published onSeptember 21, 2017

Warner Bros. recently lifted the lid on its new Middle-Earth: Shadow of War game for PC and console, the sequel to the original Shadow of Mordor action RPG. What Warner didn’t divulge at the time, however, was that the company was planning a mobile version of the title also.

Shadow of War mobile was announced yesterday, a real-time action RPG that puts you in control of a host of legendary Lord of the Rings heroes in a fight against Sauron’s forces. This is not just a like-for-like port of the console and PC titles — it appears that there are going to be a number of mobile-specific changes to suit to the smartphone portrait format, touchscreen etc — but one feature that definitely will make the transition is the “Nemesis System.”

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The Nemesis System is a gameplay mechanic introduced in Shadow of Mordor that means certain foes remember your successes and failures, or decisions made when facing them in battle. It also reflects shifts in power in Sauron’s army and competition between rival in-game leaders. It added a great deal of depth to Shadow of Mordor and has been lauded since its original implementation — hopefully any changes to the formula in Shadow of War mobile don’t harm the overall experience.

Take a look at the upcoming title in the trailer below:

As for when the mobile Shadow of War title will be released, according to Pocket Gamer, you can expect to see it land next week on September 28. Until then, you can pre-register for the title via the Play Store button below.

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