Take a first look at Middle-earth: Shadow of War's action-packed gameplay

For Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor fans, the hype is real for the game's upcoming sequel, Shadow of War. To stoke the flames even more, a new trailer for the game offers a 16-minute deep dive into the gameplay and some of the changes you can expect when the game launches in August. Check it out below:

If you enjoyed what was arguably the most unique part of the first game, the Nemesis system, it looks like there's plenty to be excited about here. The changes to the system now allow you to pick up followers with unique abilities who can help you take the fight to strongholds you're attacking. Oh, and you can tame and ride a drake, which is just plain awesome.

To recap, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is set for release on August 22, and it will be an Xbox Play Anywhere game. That means you'll be able to buy the game once and play it across both Xbox One and Windows 10. For now, you can pre-order the game on the Windows Store.

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