Ok, first off let’s talk about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. If you haven’t played it yet, stop what you are doing and go buy it immediately. It’s an incredible game (as you can see in our review), and it’s on sale for 80% off for a limited time. That’s $4 for PC and Xbox One, and $5.99 on PS4. Here – I’ll make it easy for you:

All of that out of the way, as you play through Shadow of Mordor you’ll eventually begin to severely aggravate some ork or another, and they’ll become your Nemesis. They’ll bring their peon Follower friends and stalk you through the game. The team at Monolith Productions wants to continue those rivalries and have announced a new system for their upcoming sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, that’ll do exactly that. Using something called the Nemesis Forge, players will be able to transfer those grudge matches into Middle-earth: Shadow of War and continue the battle. Better yet, the Forge will also identify and transfer your most loyal follower into your army to help you fight against Sauron’s army.

I personally welcome Ratbag back to my army. He’s a loyal, if hideous, orc.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a nominee for Best of E3 2017 for Gaming Trend, and is coming to Xbox One, Xbox One X, Windows 10 PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro beginning October 10th, 2017.  If you’d like to see why, here’s a not-so-brief demo, as well as my hands-on writeup: