Shadow of War box artwork

Shadow of War, a sequel to the surprisingly good Orc massacre simulator Shadow of Mordor, appears to have been leaked by Target. The Shadow of War listing was quickly removed, but unfortunately for Target it was a little bit too late as there are currently tons of screenshots out there.

According to the leak in Shadow of War you'll be able to "go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within." And in case there was any doubt, the Nemesis System will be making a return in order to "create unique personal stories with every enemy and follower". But most interestingly of all, it appears we're going to be fighting against Sauron and his Ringwraiths directly, which if done well should be one hell of a battle!

If the release date isn't simply a placeholder you can expect to see Shadow of War on August 22nd. As with pretty much every AAA game these days Shadow of War will also come with an optional Season Pass. The details are currently a bit scarce, but what I can tell you is that the Season Pass will bring new Orc tribes, new enemies and followers, new ability and weapons, as well as two story focused mini campaigns.

There is currently no mention of the PC version, but given how Shadow of Mordor was a cross-platform release I think its safe to assume we'll be getting Shadow of War as well. Whatever the case may be, we'll find out soon enough as the full announcement is expected to arrive next week.