Middle-earth: Shadow of War's Balrog screenshot

Shadow of War is the upcoming sequel to the much-decorated Shadow of Mordor. It brings with it a new and expanded Nemesis system, the ability to siege castles with your personal army of Orcs and beasts, followers that can help you out throughout your missions, but also a whole batch of new enemies including the Nazgûl, and oddly enough a Barlog!

If you're wondering what sort of narrative connects all of these things together, wonder no more as the developers have released a brief story trailer showcasing just that. The video feature a couple of important characters from the lore, so even though the story itself is described in an extremely basic way you might want skip the first 30 seconds or so if you're really strict about spoilers. With that little disclaimer now out of the way, here's the video:


For those of you more interested in the gameplay side of things you'll find the original "gameplay walkthrough" trailer over here. It doesn't really go in-depth on any one topic, but it should give you a good idea of what Shadow of War is trying to accomplish, and more importantly, how it'll play like. And finally, if you're looking for some general information, or just some screenshots, you should head over to Steam.