You take the role of Talion, a valiant ranger/wraith

You take the role of Talion, a valiant ranger/wraith

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a next-generation, third-person action game that takes place in Middle-earth, set before the events of The Lord of the Rings, exploring a new story of vengeance and redemption.

With the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug just around the corner, this game will be a very nice addition to the franchise. From what we’ve seen (which is very little), it going to be amazing!

In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, gamers take on the role of Talion, a valiant ranger whose family is slain in front of him the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor, moments before his own life is taken. Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who have wronged him. Through the course of his personal vendetta, Talion uncovers the truth of the Spirit that compels him, learns the origins of the Rings of Power and ultimately confronts his true nemesis.

GameInformer had a chat with they guys from Monolith Productions in this exclusive behind the scenes video:

From the official Wiki site:

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available on  PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. To stay up to the minute with all the Shadow of Mordor updates, checkout the official siteFacebook, or Twitter.