WBIE has released an interactive live-action trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and it begs you to make a choice, which is a core mechanic of the game’s Nemesis system. The trailer does a great job at setting up how much choice matters in Shadow of War by showing how you can enlist Orcs to your cause, or wipe them out. Depending on the choice you make the Orcs affected will never forget your decision, which could come back and haunt you or save you at a later point in the game.
The trailer itself on the other hand is very well done, and looks and feels like an actual movie. I’m not saying it’s on the level of Jackson’s trilogy, but for a video game commercial it’s pretty damn top-notch. Hopefully the finished game can justify the cost of its marketing machine, because these types of commercials ain’t cheap.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War hits PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 10.
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