New Middle-earth: Shadow Of War Trailer Shows Off The Open World

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Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The trailer spotlights some of the sweeping environments that players can explore, including Cirith Ungol, Gorgoroth, and the Island of Nurn, among others. There are also some sequences showing off some brutal combat animations.

This is the first time we're seeing these environments. You can watch the full trailer above.

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Shadow of War builds on the story of 2014's Shadow of Mordor. Developer Monolith says the game has a "richer, more personal and expansive world." The game brings back the original's Nemesis system as well, which aims to make each playthrough different.

Shadow of War launches on August 22 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. There will be enhanced versions available for Project Scorpio and PS4 Pro. Additionally, Microsoft is a marketing partner for Shadow of War, so you can expect to see the Xbox name popping up in trailers for the game and other materials.

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