Warner Bros. Interactive has confirmed that it has postponed the Middle-earth: Shadow of War release date until October 10, 2017.
The highly anticipated fantasy-adventure game was initially due to ship for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on August 22. However, posting in an update on its official website, Warner said that it’s made the decision to delay Shadow of War in order to afford extra development time.
“Middle-earth: Shadow of War will now launch worldwide on Oct. 10, 2017.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands gameplay in every dimension, including the massive open world, the story, the RPG systems, and personal player stories of the Nemesis System. As with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monolith is committed to delivering the highest quality experience. In order to do this, we have made the difficult decision to move our launch date to ensure that Middle-earth: Shadow of War will deliver on that promise.
We understand that it might be disappointing to have to wait a little longer for the release and are sorry for the delay, but we are working hard to make an amazing game. We’re excited to show more at E3.
– The Middle-earth: Shadow of War Team.”
Shadow of War is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2014 title Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and once again follows the exploits of the Wraith-powered Talion, who, having forged a new Ring of Power, takes the fight to the Dark Lord Sauron and his Nazguls in the heart of Mordor.
The original game’s Nemesis system has been greatly expanded for Shadow of War, which includes all-new Followers that react depending on how Talion interacts with them. Furthermore, the game is said to offer a more personalised experience in comparison to its predecessor by injecting more RPG sensibilities into the mix.
Stay tuned for more details on the much-anticipated Middle-earth: Shadow of War release as we get it.