[UPDATE] A Warner Bros. representative tells GameSpot that the DLC pass for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will sell for $25.
The original story is below.
Warner Bros. today announced that upcoming role-playing game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will have a DLC pass, but didn't answer all the questions gamers will probably have about it.
The DLC Pass includes the exclusive Guardians of the Flaming Eye mission (and you can earn the Rising Flame rune by completing it), and early access to the "Trials of War" challenge series. Warner Bros. says your skills will be put to the test as you square off against Sauron's forces in these challenge modes, which also let you post scores to a leaderboard to compete with friends.
Also included with the Shadow of Mordor DLC pass are new story missions that promise "hours" of gameplay. One is called Lord of the Hunt (you'll hunt wild beasts in Mordor), while the other is called The Bright Lord. In this mission, you will play as Celebrimbor (the forger of the Rings of Power) as you battle against Sauron and his forces.
In addition, the Shadow of Mordor DLC pass includes "access to future content." This will include rune, skins, and "additional future add-on content."
Warner Bros. did not announce pricing details for the Shadow of Mordor DLC pass or any of the content included with it if you want to buy expansions individually. Historically, these types of passes are offered from $20-$50 and represent a savings over buying the content separately.
It is also unclear when the Shadow of Mordor DLC pass content will be available. We have followed up with Warner Bros., asking for more clarity about pricing and release information.
Shadow of Mordor is set in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy world of Middle-earth. It takes place after The Hobbit and before The Lord of the Rings, and offers an original story. You play as Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything else he cares about. He is brought back from death by a mysterious spirit and can move through the world as a ranger/wraith hybrid. Shadow of Mordor also includes an ambitious Nemesis system that promises unique enemies, but this feature is scaled back for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.