Yet to wander the path to Middle-earth or take in the glory of the fight in Shadow of War? Warner Bros have got you sorted as today they’ve announced the Definitive Edition of Middle-earth: Shadow of War. And it’s one you won’t want to miss.
Providing the very best gameplay experience for both fans of the Middle-earth universe and any newcomers looking to gaze in, Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition is, as you would expect, the most comprehensive version of the epic open world action title yet.
Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Shadow of War continues the narrative found in the rather brilliant Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, delivering a world full of heroes and villains, iconic locations and a whole ton of enemies.
The Definitive Edition will hit Xbox One, PS4 and PC on August 31st 2018, including with it the main game, all downloadable content, every free update that has hit the game so far, and numerous improvements to seal the deal.
“Since Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ launched, we’ve continually looked at all of the feedback from our fantastic community and our fans, which has inspired us to keep improving the game and ultimately create a version that we are truly proud of,” said Michael de Plater, Vice President, Creative, Monolith Productions. “Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™Definitive Edition brings together all of our free content updates and gameplay improvements, along with our Story and Nemesis Expansions, providing the very best experience for players. Whether you’re diving in for the first time or making your return to Middle-earth™, there’s never been a better time to walk into Mordor.”
That means the Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition will come with the following:
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War Main Game
- Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
- Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
- Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
- Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion
But that’s not all and additionally, it will ensure that a multitude of different enhancements and free content updates, from a richer campaign experience and streamlined post-game Epilogue to new player skins and the complete removal of the market, will all be in place. And that’s not mentioning the hundreds of improvements made to the game since the initial release.
In fact, you can expect the following to be included:
- Market Closure: Complete removal of the market and microtransactions.
- Updated Post-Game: Streamlined post-game Epilogue (formerly Shadow Wars) with new narration from Shelob, the Witch-king and Dark Talion, plus new Masks of the Nazgûl player rewards.
- Nemesis System Enhancements: Numerous improvements bringing further depth to combat encounters and player interactions, along with added traits and behaviours for Orc enemies, more Legendary Orcs to encounter and more ways to get Training Orders.
- Powering Up: Follower level cap has been increased to 80, enemy Captain level cap has been increased to 85, greater XP rewards, new Prestige skills, upgrades and more.
- Gear Upgrades: Players can now use Mirian to raise the level of a piece of gear to their current level and use gems to re-roll abilities.
- Skins: Added player skins for Celebrimbor, Eltariel, Dark Eltariel, Baranor and Serka.
- Online Pit Fights & Conquests: Added search feature to challenge specific players’ Overlords and fortresses in Friendly Mode.
- Endless Siege: Added feature to defend fortresses against never-ending waves of Sauron’s forces.
- Rebellion: Added feature to crush rebel Ologs and Uruks who undermine the Bright Lord.
- Photo Mode Upgrades: Capture every battle with new filters, frames and textures
- Difficulty Levels: Added Brutal and Gravewalker difficulty levels.
- Player Stats: Added player stats page to track in-game enemy kills, dominations and betrayals.
Is the Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition the version you’ve been holding out for? Does the £49.99 price tag that will accompany it ensure you get a purchase in? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.
If you want to know even more about the game, you really should be hitting up our full review of Shadow of War.