UPDATE 2: Following the recent news, Xbox has just announced Shadow of War is part of Xbox Play Anywhere program – source.
“In the coming days, Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for digital pre-order on both the Xbox Store and Windows Store. As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, if you purchase a digital version of Middle-earth: Shadow of War on either the Xbox Store or Windows Store, you will automatically have access to the game on both Xbox One and Windows 10 at launch – and for Project Scorpio at its launch this holiday season – at no additional cost.”
UPDATE: WB Games have just officially revealed Middle Earth: Shadow of War. Take a look at the trailer & read the full news below! It’s coming to Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.
In perhaps the most exciting news of the year so far, Target has revealed that Middle Earth: Shadow of War, sequel to Shadow of Mordor, is available for pre-order now and will release on August 22nd.
There are two version on Target’s online website, the standard and Gold edition. Listed at $59.99 and $99.99 respectively, the latter comes with four major expansions. You can see the listing for Xbox One Gold Edition here, and we’ve included it below for you should it get removed
Gold Edition includes:
• Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
• Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
• The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
• The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion
• Gold War Chest
• Over $125 in total value
Nemesis Expansions include a new Orc Tribe featuring new enemies, followers, missions, abilities, weapons, Fortress and wilderness updates, and a Mythic Gear Set.
Story Expansions introduce a new campaign, playable character & abilities, side missions, enemies, allies & more.
Experience an epic open-world brought to life by the award-winning Nemesis System. Forge a new Ring of Power, conquer Fortresses in massive battles and dominate Mordor with your personal Orc army in Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Earlier this month, Warner Bros teased a save the date announcement for March 8th. This was to be the reveal of a new game suppsedly focused on the Batman genre. While that may in fact still happen, it appears that Target jumped the gun and that Shadow of War is the big reveal.
There are no names of characters included in the game, but appears to resemble that of Shadow of Mordor as the expansions also include playable characters different than the main campaign. With this reveal most likely occurring March 8th, expect a ton of news on it leading up to and including E3 in June.
Until they are taken down, you can pre-order the games at the following links