It was pretty clear that the team at Monolith had more access to the Lord of the Rings lore than they did before, but today’s SDCC reveal of Shelob appearing in Middle-earth: Shadow of War is just downright exciting. In addition to the Spider, we also see a few ancient foes and some snippets of storyline that should raise an eyebrow or two.
In the trailer, viewers witness Shelob, an ancient spirit of darkness, take on human form to grant a vision to Talion about the fate of Middle-earth and his destiny. Celebrimbor urges Talion to be distrustful of her prophecy, even as the fate of Minas Ithil and the world of men hang in the balance.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War won two of our most contentious E3 2017 categories, as well as our overall Best of E3 award.
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Best PC Game of E3 2017 – Nominee
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Best Multiplatform Game of E3 2017 – WINNER
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Best of E3 2017 – Gold
You can read our hands-on account from E3 right here while you wait for the exciting next chapter of the story on October 10, 2017 on Xbox One, Xbox One X, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro.