At Gamescom 2017, Microsoft unveiled a new Middle-earth: Shadow of War trailer that focuses on the many foes you will be facing in Mordor this time around, including the menacing Balrog. The trailer shows orcs raising the Balrog from a pit of lava, and shows Talion and Celebrimbor having to deal with them. However, they aren’t alone in this battle as we are introduced to Carnan, a spirit of nature who has survived in Mordor and can take on many different forms. We don’t know yet if she is friend or foe, but we know she’s not a fan of the Balrog.
In addition to the trailer, which you can watch below, Microsoft also announced Xbox One S Shadow of War bundles. The contents of which are as follows;
- Xbox One S with either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War, including the bonus in-game items Legendary Champions War Party and the Epic Sword of Dominion
- Xbox Wireless Controller
- 1-month Xbox Game Pass subscription with unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games
- 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial to experience the most advanced multiplayer gaming network
The 1TB bundle will be available for $349.99 and the 500GB bundle will be set at $279.99. The Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles and Middle-earth: Shadow of War will both launch on October 10th, 2017, with the game also coming to PlayStation 4 and PC. It’s also important to note that when the Xbox One X launches on November 10th, 2017, an enhanced version of Shadow of War will be there along with it.