Since it was revealed earlier this year, we’ve learned a fair amount about Middle-earth: Shadow of War, including details about its updated Nemesis system, what it will look like on the Xbox One X, and plenty of other crucial info. What we haven’t heard that much about is the game’s story and characters. We know Talion will return from the first game, and that he’s forged a new Ring of Power, but other than that things remain a bit vague.
Well, Warner Bros. Interactive has just revealed Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s cast, which includes some big names, and perhaps a few hints at the game’s story. The game will once again star veteran video game voice actor Troy Baker as Talion and Alastair Duncan (Westworld) as Celebrimbor, the powerful Elf lord spirit that inhabits our hero. The game also stars Laura Bailey (Supergirl in Injustice 2) as elite assassin, Eltariel, and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis from The Walking Dead) in unspecified roles. Not a bad lineup!
Warner Bros. Interactive has also announced they’ll be holding a Middle-earth: Shadow of War panel at San Diego Comic Con. All the just-announced Shadow of War cast members will be there, along with Monolith Productions vice president Michael de Plater, who will be bringing some new footage with him. With the cast in attendance, maybe we’ll see a more in-depth story trailer?
Not sure what the new Middle-earth games are all about? Now’s a great time to give them a try. For a limited time, Warner Bros. is offering Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for 80 percent off (GOTY edition is now only 4 bucks!) on Steam and the Xbox and PlayStation stores so everybody can have fun slaying orcs.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War storms onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 10.
[via Bleeding Cool]