Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Gets Free DLC: Power of Shadow

Download The Power of Shadow bundle starting now to play as the Black Hand and access some new runes.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released free DLC for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor available today that lets players take control of a new character.

You can now download the The Power of Shadow bundle, which allows you to take on the appearance of Sauron's servant, the Black Hand. The new playable character, who's an antagonist in the regular game, comes with three new Epic Runes that grant you new abilities.

  • The One with Nature Rune makes you immune to poison attacks from Ukuk Captains or Ghuls.
  • The Ascendant Rune give you double focus time for slow motion ranged combat.
  • The Elven Grace Rune increases defense, which halves the damage of enemy strikes.

Last week, the game was updated with a free photo mode, which allows you to remove the UI from the screen, capture an image, and tweak various settings--depth of field, tilt, field of view, etc.

Shadow of Mordor was released in September to a positive reception on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and you can read our review here. The game is slated to release on Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 18,

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