Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ‘Weapons and Runes’ gameplay

Plus, Warner Bros. confirms additional pre-order incentives.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions have released a new gameplay video of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, showcasing how players will upgrade Talion’s abilities throughout the game.

Additionally, the publisher announced a number of pre-order incentives, with further details to be revealed down the line.

  • Deadly Archer Rune – Talion will deal extra damage when executing ranged headshots against Sauron’s Captains
  • Flame of Arnor Rune – Talion can ignite his blade by achieving a high combo count and incinerate his enemies
  • Captain of the Watch / Hidden Blade Rune – “Captain of the Watch” character skin and the Hidden Blade Rune – Talion can deal extra damage when executing stealth attacks against Sauron’s Captains
  • Orc Slayer Rune – Talion will decimate Sauron’s Captains with increased damage from special attacks

Pre-orders will also include the previously announced ‘Dark Ranger’ add-on.

Watch the new footage below. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC worldwide on October 7.

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